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Showing all projects in the category: Patient Safety.

FallSafe Care Bundle Application across 3 Trusts in the North East region

Overview summary This two phase project led by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH) who worked collaboratively with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and County Durham and Darlington Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust involved: A regional multicentre improvement programme to standardise the application of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) FallSafe Care […]

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Limiting Patient Harm Due to Acute Kidney Injury

Background A team at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Middlesbrough developed a programme to raise awareness of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and to recognise and treat the condition promptly. Since the programme started there has been a sustained reduction (36%) in AKI cases within the surgical wards at Middlesbrough. Now this successful programme […]

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Versal Slide Sheet

The Moving and Handling Team at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) have developed a simplified and improved slide sheet for the movement and positioning of bed dependent patients in hospitals, care homes and in the community. Slide sheets allow patients to be slid up a surface or over on to their side, usually […]

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North East Pressure Ulcers Reduction Collaborative

Project Lead: Bob Brown

This programme bought together over 100 participants from 10 primary, community and hospital care from the NENC delivering training to over 100 participants to reduce the prevalence of pressure ulcers. This programme achieved a reduction of 36% pressure ulcers prevalence across the region. In collaboration with NHS England, the programme has now set up a […]

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A Multicentre Improvement Project to Standardise the Application of the RCP FallSafe Care Bundle

Programme Lead: Rachel Carter

This programme is a regional, multicentre improvement programme to standardise the application of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) FallSafe Care Bundle, to support the testing of falls prevention interventions commonly used within the acute trust setting. The Lead Trust is The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals who will work collaboratively with South Tees Hospitals and […]

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Serious Infection (Sepsis and Community Acquired Pneumonia)

The overall aim of this programme was to monitor the prevalence and implementation of recognised care bundles for sepsis and community acquired pneumonia. The goals of the programme were as follows: To identify the population of patients in each participating trust diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia and sepsis, using SUS data and ICD-10 matching. Establish […]

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Regional Mortality Review Project

As a result of our approach, we now have data in a unified database for three years relating to over 9500 in-patient deaths in four acute trusts in the North East of England. This equates to an average of 54% of all in-hospital deaths. The reviews were conducted at each trust and quantitative scoring determined […]

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SEM Scanner

Bruin Biometrics develops innovative sensor-based diagnostic medical equipment which can have a positive impact on the quality of patient lives and healthcare professionals delivering medical care. The companies hand-held and easy to use SEM Scanner specifically helps healthcare professionals identify the early signs of pressure induced tissue damage. The AHSN NENC has been instrumental in […]

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The Improved Flowmeter

The flow rate of medical gas administered to a patient in a hospital can be difficult for the clinician to measure. Quality Hospital Solutions Limited worked with City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to develop a suite of improved flowmeters which allow the clinician to quickly and accurately monitor the flow rate. NHS Innovations North, […]

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Arterial Fixation Device

Current methods of managing arterial cannulae in Intensive Care Units have the potential to cause many serious complications such as haemorrhage, necrosis and infection. It has therefore been recognised that careful management of these devices is a crucial part of the care of critically ill patients. Indeed, arterial cannulae (AC) pose such high risks that […]

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Supporting Patients and Healthcare Staff to Improve Patient Safety: Developing an Implementation Package for ThinkSAFE

Approximately 10% of hospital patients are harmed by the care they receive, leading to many approaches to improving safety, including an international emphasis on patient involvement. Within a previous research programme the project group developed ThinkSAFE, a user-informed robust approach supporting patient and family involvement in improving in-patient safety. To support broad, effective and rapid […]

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