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  1. Content Article
    Recommendations 1. Medical and psychiatric ward staff need to be aware that patients with eating disorders being admitted to a medical or paediatric ward may be at high risk despite appearing well and having normal blood parameters. 2. The role of the primary care team is to monitor patients with eating disorders, refer them early and provide monitoring after discharge, in collaboration with medical services and EDSs (including community EDSs). Eating disorders are covered, in England, by the term severe mental illness and physical checks in primary care should be performed, even if u
  2. Content Article
    The authors found that the four most frequent tracheostomy-related complications were: unplanned decannulations, 71.4% uncontrolled bleeding/hemorrhage, 9.2% partial/total occlusion, 6.9% mucus plug/thick secretions, 6.9%. They concluded that in order to manage patient airways safely, staff need to be knowledgeable, confident and equipped with appropriate skills and equipment to respond promptly when there are complications. They discuss potential safety strategies to reduce the risk of complications and issues related to equipment, knowledge and communication.
  3. News Article
    A clinical director and several senior managers have written to a trust CEO warning that patients are routinely waiting more than 60 hours to be admitted to a ward from accident and emergency, leaving staff “crying with frustration and anger”. In a letter to executives at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, seen by HSJ, the managers say they lack support from the rest of the trust, and claim the emergency department at Royal Preston Hospital has a “never-ending elasticity in the eyes of others”. The letter, dated 30 March, is signed by clinical director Graham Ellis, two
  4. News Article
    NHS leaders are warning that the health service is facing the "brutal reality" of an Easter as bad as most winters. Latest data shows record waits for planned surgery and in A&E, as staff plough through a backlog fuelled by Covid. The government says there is hope on the horizon. Jean Shepherd, 87, had a stroke in April last year, leaving her severely disabled and requiring round-the-clock care. At the end of February there was an outbreak of sickness at her nursing home and she needed hospital treatment. She had to wait in a wheelchair for more than 9 hours until an ambulan
  5. News Article
    An ambulance service has raised concerns over the record number of ‘hours lost’ to handover delays at an acute hospital on its patch, which it says is happening despite the number of arrivals being at its lowest level in seven years. West Midlands Ambulance Service University Foundation Trust has said the situation at Royal Stoke Hospital presents a “significant risk to patient safety”, but “we don’t currently see actions being taken that are reducing this risk”. It comes amid rising frustrations from ambulance chiefs around the country at a perceived lack of support from acute hospi
  6. Event
    This study day from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine will give you the unique opportunity to hear from top national and local public health experts. We will consider how to identify and address inequalities in an emergency department. Gain basic skills in public health advocacy and prepare for your role as agents of change by tackling the major causes of premature death and issues driving the demand across the healthcare system. Learning Objectives Gain a better understanding of the prevention and public health priorities in the context of unplanned emergency care. Dev
  7. Content Article
    The authors found that introducing hot debriefs led to improvements in cardiac arrest care including practice changes in resus room equipment, development of practitioners’ non-technical skills and an improvement in the department’s educational activities. 95% of participants felt the hot debriefing tool duration was ‘just right’, while 100% felt the process helped with their clinical practice, and 90% felt they benefited psychologically from the process.
  8. News Article
    Patients visiting Wales' newest emergency department were likely to have been put at risk of harm due to the lack of processes and systems in place, inspectors found. Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) carried out an unannounced inspection of The Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran between 1 and 3 November last year and published its findings on 29 March. On the day of their arrival inspectors said The Grange was at full capacity with no empty beds in A&E or in the hospital in general. Despite the best efforts of staff who were "working hard under pressure" the report stated the em
  9. News Article
    Stroke and heart attack victims are now routinely waiting more than an hour for an ambulance, after a further fall in performance in recent weeks, and with hospital handover delays hitting a new high point, HSJ reveals. Figures for ambulance performance this week, seen by HSJ, showed average response times for category two calls at more than 70 minutes for successive days. 3,000 patients may have suffered “severe harm” from delays in February, ambulance chief executives say. Several well-placed sources in the sector said response times had deteriorated further this month, and t
  10. Content Article
    In total, 220 cases were examined, where the incidents occurred between 2014 and 2018 and a legal liability had been established. The first report looks at high-value and fatality-related claims over £1m; the second report assesses missed fractures; and the third report evaluates hospital-acquired pressure ulcers and falls in ED. Each report also contains clear recommendations to help prevent further incidents. One of the main findings across all the reports is that ED clinical services should provide timely identification of diagnoses and treatment plans for patients. This should include
  11. News Article
    The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) estimated 36 Scots died as a direct result of avoidable delays in the week to 30 March. It comes as the number of people in hospital with Covid reached another record high, the worst cancer waiting times were reported since records began in 2006, and the Royal College of Nursing issued a warning that patient care is under “serious threat” from record-high staffing shortages. The RCEM said it would “welcome” a decision to extend the legal requirement to wear face coverings in Scotland to protect the NHS. “Anything that can continue t
  12. Content Article
    "Urgent and emergency care is in crisis. While the focus has been on the serious elective backlog, a dangerous situation has been developing in our already pressured emergency care system. Emergency departments are full and struggling to receive ambulance patients, resulting in delays and patient harm. Hospitals are full and are struggling to get beds for the patients needing admission. Patients are stuck in the back of ambulances, on trolleys in ED corridors and increasingly in hospital beds because of the paucity of community support for discharges. We now find ourselves in the com
  13. Content Article
    Investigation scope This national investigation: examined clinical decision making in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism (PE) and the role of expertise (significant knowledge and skill that supports effective and practical decision making) using an Applied Cognitive Task Analysis (ACTA). identified factors in the wider healthcare system that support or inhibit diagnostic decision making when staff are seeing patients with non-specific symptoms and signs that may suggest PE. Findings Recognising that a person may have a PE is challenging, particular
  14. Content Article
    A 75-year-old patient suffered a stroke in the early hours of the morning. He had woken feeling unwell (two hours after going to bed) and waited to see if his symptoms would improve. They didn’t improve and nearly three hours later, his wife called an ambulance. Before they set off with the patient, one of the paramedics contacted the emergency department (ED) at the first hospital (Trust A) to ‘pre-alert’ them of his arrival. The ED advised that they could not accept the patient as their stroke service was closed between 11pm and 8am, and that the paramedics should contact a neighbouring
  15. Content Article
    In her report, the Coroner states the following concerns: There was no clinical guidance or pathway within the Emergency Department of the hospital for patients presenting with suspected aortic dissection that should have included a directive to ensure that an ECG gated CT scan is carried out to exclude the possibility of such condition. When the Emergency Department were contacted by Ms Lumb on 5 January 2021 there was no mechanism by which staff were alerted to her genetic risk of aortic dissection leading to advice merely to contact her GP. The Trust identified these sho