Basic care, done well, keeps our patients safe

We know that many of the problems that occur are predictable and preventable. The majority of complications can also be prevented or limited by making sure that patients get high quality, basic care, provided by competent bedside staff. 

You don’t have to be an airway expert: understanding the patient’s needs, maintaining a safe and equipped bed area, cleaning the tube, humidification and regular suctioning can all really help to keep our patients safe.