Quality Practice Alerts Template revised January 2023

QPA 2023-15 Patient Identification v0.2

QPA 2023 -14 Reporting of Needle Stick and other blood borne/body fluid injuries to Occupational Health via the new Trust reporting system - Empactis

QPA 2023-13 Switch to a New Formulation of Paliperidone Palmitate Long-Acting Injection

QPA 2023-12 Identifying and Reporting of infrequently Used water outlets

QPA 2023-11 Choking Risks Trust Wide

QPA 2023-10 Importance of obtaining relevant contact details and informing, involving ‘significant other’ in patient care.

QPA 2023-09 Identification and management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis

QPA 20223-08 Nursing Reviews of Secluded Patients – Code of Practice (CoP)

QPA 2023-07 Reporting injuries to patients under Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

QPA 2023-06 Inadvertent Oral Administration of Potassium Permanganate

QPA 2023-05 Accurate completion of food and fluid charts during in patient admission

QPA 2023-04 Safeguarding Response to Patient on Patient assaultsv.2

QPA 2023-03 Ligature risk alert – Ceiling Vents

QPA 2023-02 Correct process to check and re-inflate the balloon on a balloon retained gastrostomy tube

QPA 2023-01 Safe prescribing of medication

QPA 2019-30 Administration of Medication


until QPAs are fully uploaded please see link below (all QPAs are currenlty on share point)

Quality Practice Alerts - AllItems (merseycare.nhs.uk)

QPA Template Revised on 08.08.22

QPA 2022 - 44: Reminder of staff responsibilities relating to Controlled Drug Activities

QPA 2022 - 43: Carrying out and Recording Supportive Observations in Secure and SpLD Division

QPA 2022 - 51: Novo Rapid Insulin 100 units in 1ml and Saxenda Liraglutide 6mg in 1ml pre filled pen

QPA 2022: 65 Safe and Therapeutic Leave (v2)

QPA 2022 - 66: Staff who sustain a head injury V2