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The CQC has released guidance giving steps you can take to avoid safety incidents happening in your service

When something goes wrong in health and social care, the people affected and staff often say, "I don’t want this to happen to anyone else."

These 'Learning from safety incidents' resources are designed to do just that. Each one briefly describes a critical issue - what happened, what CQC and the provider have done about it, and the steps you can take to avoid it happening in your service. 

Issue 1: Falls from improper use of equipment
Falls from equipment can result in serious or fatal injuries.

Issue 2: Unsafe use of bed rails
The unsafe use of bed rails continues to result in serious or fatal injuries.

Issue 3: Fire risk from use of emollient creams
The unsafe use of emollient creams can result in serious or fatal injuries from fire.

Issue 4: Burns from hot water or surfaces
Unguarded hot surfaces can cause serious or fatal injuries.

Issue 5: Safe management of medicines
The risks posed by poor medicines management can result in serious or fatal illness

To read more visit https://www.cqc.org.uk/guidance-providers/learning-safety-incidents

Source Quality Care Commission 22nd June 2018

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29 June 2018

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