Safer injections targeted with new University of Bath project

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Dr Jones has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Transitional Research Fellowship to move from the laboratory into clinical research, as he seeks to makes injections and other medical procedures safer” University of Bath (2018).

University of Bath report “Due to the complicated nature of preparing injections, mistakes are made in around a third of doses. Although these are often minor errors, it is a statistic that University of Bath pharmacist Dr Matthew Jones wants to change with a new project to improve patient safety.

Dr Jones has been awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Transitional Research Fellowship to move from the laboratory into clinical research, as he seeks to makes injections and other medical procedures safer.

The little research completed so far suggests that about 35% of injections given in hospital include at least one error. Many of these mistakes will be minor and unlikely to harm the patient, but we don’t know how many patients are harmed by injection errors. Dr Jones will see if changing the injected medicines guidance can reduce these problems, improve patient safety and possibly save the NHS time and money”.

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