Covid-19 has forced a re-engineering of healthcare in all settings and accelerated 20 years of change in the NHS over the space of a few short months.
Optimising clinical systems and enabling patients to self-monitor, to aid the early identification and timely management of deteriorating patients (including those with Covid-19) in the community is a critical step in reducing avoidable deaths from all conditions.
This new ‘norm’ across the NHS involves the use of remote assessments, patient empowerment and monitoring – including pulse oximetry to pick up silent hypoxia – with both acute conditions (like Covid-19) and chronic diseases.
Supported by our regional deteriorating patient group, this webinar brings you examples of innovative ways to assess and manage patients in the community with suspected Covid-19.
Matt Inada-Kim, Acute Physician and National Clinical Lead-Deterioration/Sepsis, will update on national guidance and virtual ward wave 1 pilots around the country.
Lalitha Iyer, Executive Medical Director Frimley Collaborative, will follow with an outline of the pilot virtual ward project and experience in Slough.
Andy Walden, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, will share the TICC-19 (Triage Into Community Covid-19) assessment and management in ED/GP ‘hot hub’.
Dan Lasserson, Professor of Acute Ambulatory Care, University of Warwick, Clinical Lead for Ambulatory Outreach Team, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will share his work on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the ambulatory care setting, including care homes
Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Healthcare Sciences, University of Oxford, will update on RECAP (Remote Covid Assessment in Primary Care) an assessment tool that provides an early warning score.