Please see the updated SOP for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Make sure you are familiar with this protocol and for anymore information please contact the Infection Control Team.
The patients ED needs to report has changed…
The key change with the new guidance is that not all patients who die in the ED need to be reported to the coroner….
Provided that none of the other circumstances as detailed in the guidance note apply deaths within 24 hours of admission to Hospital or a Hospice do not need to be reported with respect to a death of a person over 18 years of age in the following circumstances:
The full guidance is available – Guide to Reporting Deaths April19
If you need to report to coroner – Death in ED
Remember to complete ReACT or CAMHS assessment tools on EPR Read more
Digital ECG has now gone live on both sites.
We now have no excuse for loosing ECGs and not sending them to the wards with patients!
Please ensure you put an operator ID in as well as all the patient information to ensure the ECG transmits to EPR – if you are having problems look at the troubleshooting guide on the side of the machine.
Ensure a doctor/ACP signs all ECGs using EPR – just like when they were paper!
Quick Reference and Trouble Shooting Guide are available here Digital ECG Quick reference guide
The SOP for reviewing and signing ECGs is available here Digital ECG SOP
Flu season 2018-9 is here and we need to think about Influenza PCR testing
POCT role-out has been delayed, however, please consider need for Tamiflu/Oseltamivir in discharged patients [yellow box]