This webinar explains the background to COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards, and what this means for care home staff supporting residents who are being monitored remotely using pulse oximetry. Aimed at registered managers, care workers in care homes, Primary Care Network clinical leads, and staff supporting remote monitoring, it covers why ‘silent hypoxia’ is important, how it works in practice, and the range of support and learning materials on offer.
Organised by the AHSN Network with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the webinar was held on 9 February 2021.
The Covid Oximetry at Home work (sometimes called a "virtual ward") describes an enhanced package of remote monitoring (of symptoms and oxygen saturations) for patients with confirmed/suspected Covid-19 who are at risk of future deterioration/admission, provided within a patient’s own home (or usual residence) overseen by a multidisciplinary team (MDT) from either the community or hospital.
The way you access your GP is changing to ensure you get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep you and our staff safe from Coronavirus. This video explains how you can contact your GP practice and the different ways care will be delivered to keep you safe. Your general practice is here for you. Help us help you. For more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/health-at-home/.
The innovative PeRSo Hoods on BBC South Today on Tuesday, 19 January 2021. The hood has been developed by researchers at the University of Southampton and University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The hoods were supported by Wessex AHSN, to receive their CE Mark and to market, safely and meeting all standards required.
A national piece of news, featuring Dorset's efforts with Covid Oximetry @home.
Supported by Wessex Local Medical Committees and led by Dr Matt Inada-Kim (HHFT) and Dr Karen Kirkham (Dorset CCG), this webinar offers an opportunity to learn from the experiences of four pilot sites and understand how this approach could be used to support service development.