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Medication errors

Newborn Care Unit

What is a never event? Never events are serious, largely preventable patient safety incidents that should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented. Source: www.nrls.npsa.nhs.uk/neverevents/
What is the penalty for the hospital when a never event happens? Payment will be withheld for the cost of the episode of care in which a never event occurred and any subsequent costs involved in treating the consequences of the never event. Source: DOH Never events policy framework
Which 3 never events are applicable to the Newborn Care Unit? - Wrongly prepared high-risk injectable medication - Wrong site surgery - Wrong route administration of chemotherapy - Maladministration of insulin - Misplaced NGT/OGT - Wrongly prepared high-risk injectable medication - Maladministration of insulin - Misplaced naso or orogastric tubes
Created by: catstg86