Understanding the journey of an acute patient
The importance of care trajectories are an emerging topic within health research due to improvements in care, disease management, and also expenditure. How do sequences of events and turning points individulaise healthcare and provide medico-financial benefits and ease patient flow issues? During this extended session you will hear from first responders, paramedic services, patient flow managers and others involved in the patient journey.
Born before arrival
This session is aimed at individuals working in medical settings where they may be in the position of caring for a woman in the late stages of labour. Participants will learn the skills and knowledge to care for both mother and baby, should the birth occur before the mother reaches the maternity unit. These skills can assist in situations ranging from in the emergency department right through to unplanned instances where medical treatment is not immediately available.
Identifying and treating the signs of deterioration
In the acute care setting a patients journey can change within seconds. How can you recognise the initial signs of deterioration and what interventions can you take? This session will help you identify and manage the situation at hand, giving you the skills to act confidently, quickly and appropriately to improve patient outcomes.