NHS Patients Becoming Dangerously Dehydrated

NHS Patients Becoming Dangerously Dehydrated

Insufficient intravenous fluid care is putting patients lives at danger say experts.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) believes that there are not enough staff to care for patients and that those available are not properly trained to care for dehydrated patients who need to be on a drip. The institute is introducing trial guidelines to help resolve this problem.
A confidential enquiry into fluid levels of patients found that multiple patients had too much or not enough fluid which can be fatal.
The National Confidential Enquiry into Peri-operative Deaths (NCEPOD) gathered data which showed that one in five patients on drips die or suffer complications due to incorrect management.
NICE believes that the problem is caused by insufficient training in IV management and medical staff having too large workloads which results in them being unable to care properly for patients.
If you or a family member has suffered due to poor care or treatment in hospital contact Michael Lewin Solicitors to discuss a potential medical negligence claim on 0113 2185700.

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