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Volume 16/Issue 1, January 2020

Guidelines for the management of babies who are accidentally dropped in hospital: have these been developed in your service?

Becky Wilson-Crellin

In May 2019 NHS Improvement published the patient safety alert Assessment and Management of Babies who are Accidentally Dropped in Hospital. The patient safety alert provided a resource to support organisations to develop or update a tailored local guide on the initial actions to take when a baby has been accidentally dropped, including information on how to apply NICE guidelines and special considerations for newborn babies. The actions outlined in the alert needed to be completed in November 2019 – do you have any concerns relating to the management of babies accidentally dropped at work or how your organisation has implemented the national patient safety alert?

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