This good practice guidance describes four core principles for health care professionals and three responsibilities for organisations relating to the transfer of patients and their medications between different areas of care. It includes clear recommendations for the core content of medical records.
Patient Safety and Quality in Home Health Care (Chapter 13 of Patient Safety and Quality: An Evidence-Based Handbook for Nurses)
This book chapter identifies six key areas of safety relevant to care at home including falls, wound management and unplanned hospital admissions. It provides guidelines for care in these areas tailored to the home care setting.
This learning module produced by the Royal College of Nursing has been primarily designed for health care assistants who make a major contribution to support people’s nutritional needs in all care settings.
For children using insulin their diabetes must be carefully managed, including the many hours spent at school. The 'Safe at school' resources from the American Diabetes Association include webinars and educational materials for both parents and teachers. The materials cover the main principles of safe management of insulin in children and will useful in all countries.
This case study from the Health Foundation's May 2013 newsletter explains how John Pathy Day Hospital, in Cardiff, is reducing visits to A&E through and integrated healthcare programme that helps older people reduce their risks of falls.