Welcome to the Virtual Covid Ward. This short video explains how to use the 'sats probe' (also called a pulse oximeter) we have given you to help us take care of you remotely.
This film has been produced by the TICC-19 Pathway team, a Covid-19 triage pathway developed at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
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.
An introductory video from the Wessex AHSN Digital CO@H team introducing the Covid Oximetry @ Home service on the Inhealthcare platform
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.
COVID Virtual Ward - Briefing and Q&A - National Webinar. Originally presented on the 13th of January 2021.
Tim Straughan - Welcome and introduction;
Dr Matt Inada-Kim - Overview;
Dr Tara Sood - Virtual wards in practice- learning so far;
Dr Cheryl Crocker - Regional Support (AHSN/PSC);
Bried O'Brien - NHSx Support Offer - A digitally enabled service;
Dr Matt Inada-Kim (Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) outlines how virtual wards with pulse oximetry could spot early deterioration in patients with Covid-19. Supported by Wessex Local Medical Committees