Safety Alerts

April 2022 - Good IPC practice for the cleaning and handling of incubators and equipment in neonatal units (UK Health Security Agency)

Feb 2022 - Late anaemia due to ongoing haemolysis secondary to maternal-baby blood group incompatibility

Aug 2021 - Warming prior to taking blood

Feb 2021 - Severe brain injury, early neonatal death and intrapartum stillbirth associated with larger babies and shoulder dystocia (HSIB Learning Report)

Aug 2020 - Neonatal collapse alongside skin-to-skin contact (HSIB Learning Report)

Oct 2019 - Warning to protect PN products from light

Sep 2019 - Tecotherm Neo Thermoregulation Device

Aug 2019 - Transwarmer Mattresses

May 2019 - Assessment and management of babies who are accidentally dropped in hospital (NHSI)

Sep 2018 - Vygon Double Lumen UVCs 

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Safety stories

Oesophageal Perforation in the extremely preterm infant - July 2020

Is the "PICC"ture perfect? Aerterial malposition of the long line - Jan 2020

A rare complication of lower limb PICC insertion - June 2019

Enhanced identification of harm in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through improved incident reporting - April 2019

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Spotlight on Safety Group: Julie-Clare Becher (Lead), Fraser Christie, Malini KettyMelanie Carpenter

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