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    This Hospital at Night Summit focuses on out of hours care in hospitals delivering high quality safe care at night. Through national updates, networking opportunities and case studies this conference provides a practical guide to delivering a high quality hospital at night, and moving forward during and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. The conference will also focus on improving staff well-being at night and reducing fatigue. Attending this conference will enable you to: Network with colleagues who are working to improve Hospital at Night Practice Learn from developments as a r
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    January 2022 - patient-centred care, NEWS2 on paper, ensuring safe use of Smartcards, fluid balance charts and the importance of education. patient-safety-newsletter-january2022.pdf November 2021 - hover jacks, taking photos of pressure ulcers, enhanced care assessments, an update from the deteriorating patient and resuscitation lead, and ensuring effective communication. patient-safety-newsletter-november2021 (1).pdf
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    The findings include: 71% of patients were checked for injury before being moved (up from 69% in 2019) Flat lifting equipment was used for 26% of patients (up from 22% in 2019), and 62% of patients were assessed by a medic within 30 minutes (up from 52% in 2019). The risk factor which was most often assessed was continence, with 74% patients undergoing this component of the MFRA (multi-factorial fall risk assessment). Lying/standing blood pressure was the least often assessed, with 35% getting this assessment. The report makes a number of recommendations, includi
  4. News Article
    A resident at an inadequate care home died after their blood glucose increased to high levels and staff acted too slowly, a report found. Inspectors said The Berkshire Care Home in Wokingham breached guidelines in nine areas and must improve. They found residents were put at risk after medicines were not used properly and that records were not up to date. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said an ambulance was only called for the person who died when they were found to be unresponsive. They later died in hospital. Its report said staff were "not sufficiently skilled" to safely c
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    The manifesto calls for equal access to high-quality, person centred community rehabilitation. It highlights current gaps in services, discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and states that failing to provide equal access to community rehabilitation falls short of the NHS constitution. It identifies the negative impact of inadequate community rehabilitation services, including: reduced quality of life and independence for people with long term conditions. increased risk of death for cardiovascular disease patients. increased emergency hospital admissions for fal
  6. Content Article
    As occupational therapists our aim is to maximise independence and support people to carry out daily life activities - their ‘occupations’. These activities include self-care, leisure and productivity - ranging from brushing your teeth to going to the supermarket. Our role requires a deep understanding of the significant impact that these seemingly ordinary routines have on peoples’ health and wellbeing. Occupational therapists are found in a variety of services across both physical and mental health. The role of an OT in any setting involves striking a balance between optimising patient
  7. Content Article
    Mrs Hazel Fleur Wiltshire was admitted to the Princess Royal University Hospital on 14 January 2021 following a fall at home. Although she had a number of factors indicating a risk of further falls, no risk assessments were completed on three wards and there was no evidence that measures that could mitigate the risk of falls were considered. Mrs Wiltshire's toileting care plan indicated that she was to be assisted with her toileting needs and she had access to a call bell. However, there were lengthy delays in responding to the call bell and on the night of 22 January 2021 she tried to re
  8. News Article
    A new volunteering programme is aiming to bring trained volunteers into the homes of older patients to provide one-to-one support. The Falls Prevention Community Exercise Volunteers programme is being run by the volunteering service at Kingston Hospital NHS FT, which is funded by the volunteering organisation Helpforce and the Kingston Hospital Charity. It hopes that this will improve the strength, balance, and mobility of elderly patients, as well as improve their overall health and well-being. This is then expected to reduce the strain on the NHS caused by falls among older patient
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    This guidance set out by Public Health England explains how patients/the public and clinicians can mitigate falls.
  10. Content Article
    Ah – a new year. A new decade. People around the world celebrate such affairs with fireworks, noisemakers, champagne and resolutions they’ll never keep. In America, we revel with all those things and ... the ’Granddaddy of them all‘... The Rose Bowl. The Rose Bowl is an annual college football face-off between two champion teams held in Pasadena, California. The event is huge, complicated, prestigious and widely anticipated. This musing on Rose Bowl activities and how they might highlight safety concepts ‘kicks off’ my 2020 Letter from America series. A renowned part of the franchise is t
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    These tips can be used by clinicians to trouble shoot with their patients if they see someone struggling with their mask. They can also be used by anyone looking for advice on how to avoid some of the pitfalls associated with wearing a mask.
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    What will I learn? Basic personal alarms for the elderly. Alarms that send a signal for assistance. Personal alarms and telecare. Fall detectors and alarms. How much does a personal alarm cost? Lifeline alarm services. Choosing and buying a personal alarm.
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    React to Red React to Falls React to Moisture React to Feet React to Infection React to Malnutrition and Dehydration
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