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    My daughter, who has bipolar disorder, received her diagnosis at the very end of a 90-minute psychiatrist consultation. After spending the entire session observing her as if she were a rare specimen, the psychiatrist pronounced her ‘bipolar’, as casually as if he were giving her a driving test result. He then quickly added: “But more interestingly is the fact that your entire body twitches and jerks constantly; I think you may have Tourette’s or some other underlying neurological issue.” He told us he would not treat the symptoms of the bipolar disorder (we had arrived at
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    This webpage from Samaritans includes further information and resources on: What to do if someone is in immediate danger or experiencing a mental health crisis. How to offer support What does ‘being there’ for someone involve? Creating a 'safety plan' Try to create a support network How often should I check in with them? Getting additional help for someone Looking after yourself Follow the link below to find out more.
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    Course objectives: Recognise vulnerable people Assess the Emotional Health Scale Use effective listening tools and techniques to acknowledge difficult feelings and circumstances Show you have listened and understood Use strategies to de-escalate difficult circumstances and emotions End conversations effectively Sign post people to support Follow the link below to find out moe or to register your interest.
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    Executive summary of the main changes since the 2015 GuidelinesGuidelines ProcessEducationEpidemiology of cardiac arrestEthicsSystems saving livesAdult basic life supportAdult advanced life supportSpecial circumstancesPost-resuscitation carePaediatric basic life supportPaediatric advanced life supportNewborn resuscitation and support of transition of infants at birthContributors and Conflict of InterestReferences
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    Evidence for this coroner's report raised systemic concerns about awareness of aortic dissection in emergency departments and about whether current guidance and risk scoring tools require review and revision to address the widespread misdiagnosis of thoracic aortic dissection. In 2020, The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch published an investigation into delayed recognition of acute aortic dissection, which also made safety recommendations. Follow the link below to read the coroner's report regarding Paul's death in full.
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    The author of both reports, Margaret Jones HM Assistant Coroner, notes the matters of concern are as follows: The product description used by Enteral was insufficient to enable the end user to clearly identify that the tube marketed as a carefeed size 14FR feeding and drainage tube would not operate as a 14Fr tube due to the restricting en-fit connector. Enteral sales marketing staff were not trained to recognise the new restriction in the bore of the tube and were consequently unable to advise the end user of the change. The Hospital Trust did not fully evaluate the size 14F
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    Evidence showed that: 1. Mr Day was not informed that there was any risk of death from the surgery he elected to have, even though there is a risk of air embolus, and therefore death, from this procedure. The Consent Form he signed did not make any reference to a risk of death. 2. There was no check carried out for air embolus after the operation. 3. There was confusion between medical staff as to whether or not Mr Day was to be kept in for an over-night stay in hospital. As it turned out, he was not advised to stay in hospital over-night. 3 Mr Day was allowed to leave 3 ho
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