We need to listen to patients and commission research
COVID-19 is a new virus and there is currently little understanding about long-term impacts and why some people seem to recover quickly while others are left very unwell for months. Prolonged symptoms vary greatly but many are experiencing rashes, shortness of breath, neurological and gastrointestinal problems, abnormal temperatures, cardiac symptoms and extreme fatigue. Recent studies indicate COVID-19 can cause organ damage even where patients have been asymptomatic. Research into the Long COVID cohort of patients is need
It happened on a Saturday, 19.30pm, in April 2012. I was the theatre coordinator. We had a 'never event' of a retained swab in a breast wound.
The following week, I changed practice following audits for four weeks in eight theatres. We never looked back. Attached is the poster presented in November 2016 at the Patient First Excel conference.
Until recently no one ever asked me how I felt. I knew what to do. But I felt for the surgeon. As theatre scrub practitioners we complete counts and inform the surgeon. He acknowledges the count. If later on a swab is retained, it's the surgeon w
The following safety issues were identified during the HSIB’s initial investigation and will form the basis for the ongoing investigation:
referral from the emergency department into early pregnancy services
provision of early pregnancy assessment services that allow for the timely diagnosis and optimum management of ectopic pregnancies.