Free webinar Tuesday 29 September 1pm – 2pm – the COVID virtual ward – remote community oximetry
During the initial upsurge of the COVID-19 pandemic, recognising and treating ‘silent hypoxia’ in patients with the virus has been directly linked to the patient’s outcome.
The COVID virtual ward and NHS England Primary Care COVID-19 guidance recommend that oxygen saturation monitoring should form an integral part of the COVID-19 pathway to manage patients safely within the community.
To demonstrate the impact of this approach and as part of a second wave of pilot sites nationally, four teams in Wessex have developed virtual wards (2 primary care hot hubs, 1 care homes telemedicine project and a Same day emergency care unit) that use pulse oximeters to allow them to safely monitor confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients at home whilst providing opportunity to detect early signs of deterioration.
Supported by the LMC and led by Matt Inada-Kim (HHFT) and Karen Kirkham (Dorset CCG), this webinar offers an opportunity to learn from the experiences of these four pilot sites and understand how this approach could be used to support service development across Wessex.
List of speakers and roles:
• Dr Matt Inada Kim, Consultant Acute Physician, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Clinical Director Patient Safety & Digital, Wessex Academic Health & Science Network; National COVID Clinical Reference groups- Primary care, Secondary care, Care homes; National Clinical Lead Deterioration & National Specialist Advisor Sepsis, NHS England and NHS Improvement
• Dr Karen Kirkham, Senior Medical Advisor Primary Care Provider development team NHSE/I; ICS Clinical Lead Dorset; Assistant Clinical Chair Dorset CCG
• Dr Caroline O’Keefe, GP Basingstoke
• Dr Kuldhir Johal, GP London (TBC)
To register for the event – please click on this link below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.