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Patient safety alert: omission or delay of desmopressin

09 Feb 2016

Patient safety alert: Risk of severe harm or death when desmopressin is omitted or delayed in patients with cranial diabetes insipidus

A stage one patient safety alert has been issued by NHS England to raise awareness of the risk of severe dehydration and death caused by an omission or delay of desmopressin in patients with cranial diabetes insipidus. 

Further details of the alert and action to take are available on the NHS England website.

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