DIRECT HEALTHCARE BLOG

Winter Capacity Pressures – Are You Ready?

Each year winter pressures contribute to an already stretched NHS. Illnesses and injuries from trips and falls result in an increased number of frail and vulnerable patients admitted to hospitals. Doctors are inevitably concerned over patient safety with the Royal College of Physicians reporting that in all, 58% of Doctors were “worried” or “very worried” … Continued

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Tips to prevent a trip or a fall this winter

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition – the risk of falling is dramatically increased by the effect of ageing e.g. frailty, medication and multiple illnesses. Falls are the number one reason older people are taken into A&E (Age … Continued

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Moving & Handling of the Covid-19 patient by Deborah Harrison – A1 Risk Solutions

COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital often require assistance with general mobility and need to sit upright due to breathing difficulties. If the patient’s condition deteriorates, then often the patient will benefit from the lying in a prone position, this can be performed either conscious with minimal of assistance, to unconscious requiring full assistance and ventilation. … Continued

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