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Mobilisation of patients recovering from COVID

An insight into best practice and the technologies that can assist early mobilisation and rehabilitation.

Detecting deterioration: technology is key

Dr Ron Daniels BEM, chief executive of the UK Sepsis Trust, provides his thoughts on the importance of standardising the national track and trigger systems across primary and secondary care to improve early detection in the deterioration of patients.

Urgent need to prevent aspiration risks

Elaine Waggott highlights the importance of reducing airborne pathogenic aerosol in the wake of COVID-19 and considers the potential infection risks in hospital facilities.

What have we learnt from the pandemic?

The NHS has had to adapt its practices to meet the challenges of the pandemic – the rapid change of use of clinical areas, new ways of working using video conferencing, ramping up of medical device supplies and the setting up of Nightingale hospitals

First Do No Harm: a hard-hitting review

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the harrowing findings of a review by Baroness Cumberlege into the harm caused to patients and lessons that must be learnt. She highlights the important patient safety findings that the NHS must now address.

People plan: ensuring wellbeing and inclusion

The NHS must look after its staff and ensure retention by being ‘positive, compassionate and inclusive’. The People Plan sets out the future commitments for healthcare workers, but is it enough?

Flight simulator experience for surgeons

The latest advances in VR technology incorporate haptic technology for a full immersive experience, offering the ability for trainees to safely improve their surgical skills.

Inventory management and patient level costing

Nicola Hall believes technology is a powerful weapon in the fight to improve patient safety and argues that inventory management technology can have a real impact. She shares her top tips on implementing a solution.

Enhanced traceability through Scan4Safety

The Scan4Safety initiative for operating theatres promotes safer clinical practice. Glen Hodgson argues there is a growing need to improve transparency, traceability and access to accurate data, particularly when it comes to surgical procedures.

Increasing access to robotics in the NHS

A new robot aims to challenge the current status quo, offering wider access to robotic surgery.

Bullying remains a concern in theatres

A nationwide survey shows that bullying behaviour is still commonplace in operating theatres, creating an unsafe culture in UK hospitals.

Making checklists work in the ‘real world’

More than a decade after the WHO first launched its safe surgery checklist, compliance remains a challenge.

Anaemia and thrombosis in COVID patients

The global healthcare community recently came together to discuss the latest findings from the Coronavirus pandemic on COVID-19’s effect on haemoglobin and oxygen carrying capacity, as well as coagulation and thrombosis management.

Maximising operating theatre utilisation

Dr. Thomas Ramolla describes how operating theatre management software has delivered increased efficiency, maximised utilisation and aligned communication, at one of the largest hospitals in Germany.

Improving outcomes through screening

Anaemia and MSSA continue to impact outcomes in patients undergoing hip and knee surgeries. A national initiative is currently underway to drive improvement through pre-screening and optimisation of patients. Louise Frampton reports.

Surgical staff safety: going up in smoke?

A survey has shown that over two-thirds of operating theatres staff are concerned about the effects of surgical smoke on their health.

Infection prevention in the era of COVID-19

How will theatre infection prevention strategies need to adapt to a new era, following the pandemic? Kate Woodhead, RGN DMS, considers best practice as elective surgery resumes.

Basildon Trust cuts cardiac arrests by 75%

An NHS Trust has reduced cardiac arrests by more than three quarters since it went live with an early warning system. The Trust is now redesigning clinical pathways using the same solution to spot potentially fatal conditions including AKI and sepsis

Role of POC CRP during the pandemic

Being able to streamline local healthcare and reduce unnecessary A&E and hospital admissions for frail and vulnerable patients has never been more relevant in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Changing clinical practice in VTE prevention

Dr. Indira Natarajan, a consultant stroke physician, highlights the burden of VTE on stroke aftercare and offers an insight into a pilot study evaluating the use of neuromuscular electrostimulation on the hospital’s stroke unit.

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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