Older patients with diabetes are often overtreated, say researchers

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Older patients with diabetes whose treatment had resulted in very low blood pressure or haemoglobin A1c levels rarely had their medicines reduced or withdrawn, a US study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found.

The authors said that this represents a lost opportunity to reduce overtreatment among older people that can put them at risk of serious adverse events.

Patient safety alert – Support to minimise the risk of distress and death from inappropriate doses of naloxone

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A patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England to support providers of NHS funded care to minimise the risk of distress and death caused by inappropriate doses of naloxone.

The new ‘Stage 2: Resource’ alert highlights a number of resources now available to help providers ensure their local protocols and training related to naloxone reflect best practice.

National problem with NHS Athens administration

athensThere is currently a problem with logging into OpenAthens Administration accounts, which means that we are temporarily unable to help people if they have Athens queries or are having problems with their personal accounts.

This is a national problem that is being looked into as a matter of urgency and we will update people as soon as more information is available. Thank you for your patience.

Today: There are problems with the CINAHL database when using Evidence Search

If you are using CINAHL- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature through NICE healthcare databases search interface,  there is a problem with displaying the citation fields on the records found.
NICE  services have posted the following message “We are currently experiencing an issue with citation fields in CINAHL and our developer team are investigating as a high priority. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused during this time.”

We are hoping that the problem will be resolved quickly. Please contact Library and Knowledge Services if you need any advise or assistance.