The PRSB have collaborated with the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit on this project. Clinical leadership was provided by clinicians from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the College of Paramedics (CoP). The standard has been developed with the support of professionals and patients.
This resource includes:
Information model (as Excel spreadsheet)
Ambulance handover standard final report v1.0
Implementation guidance v1.0
Clinical Safety Case Report v0.3 - Currently being approv
I work in, both, the work imagined and prescribed, but practice in the world of work done.
It’s interesting working in both worlds and has made me ask these questions:
Why this happens?
What are the consequences?
How can we manage this disconnect?
A patient on a ward needs a nasogastric tube (NGT) for feeding and giving medication due to an impaired swallow following head and neck surgery.
The nurse prints off the policy for placing an NGT from the Trust's infonet.
The nurse inserts the NGT and checks the policy
This editorial by Dr Michael Farquhar, published in Anaesthesia, explains the importance of taking breaks while on shift and ensuring a good sleep between shifts and the inextricable link between sleep and patient safety.
Did you known that once a paramedic hands over the care of their patient to the hospital they don't tend to learn how beneficial their treatments were or how accurate their diagnosis was? As you can imagine this makes continually improving in order to provide the best possible healthcare to patients very challenging.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH), East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST), and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) are working together to change that. With support from the Health Research Authority's Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) and under the su