During the COVID-19 pandemic we recognise that you and your team (whether you’re in a nursing or residential home or providing domiciliary care) are working harder than ever, to manage and protect the health and wellbeing of residents in your home.
We have put together some resources (below) covering training on spotting deterioration, key safety messages, and supporting anticipatory care planning discussions.
To stay updated you may want to access current NHS guidance. Other useful resources include:
- British Geriatrics Society guidance on managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes.
- Quality assured resources for care providers are available from the local resource library.
- A COVID-19 guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children, from The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Our RESTORE2 and Train the Trainer training sessions concluded at the end of June 2023.
Instead, we are now offering some bespoke training for care homes in the West of England care homes. We are able to do this if delegate numbers are high enough, about 20+ people, which can be spread over multiple care homes. We host these sessions either in-person or online.
If this is something you are interested in and you have enough members of staff who can attend, please email us at email@example.com.
Remote monitoring using pulse oximetry in care homes
A webinar, held on 9 February 2021, explained the background to COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual wards, and what this means for care home staff supporting residents who are being monitored remotely using pulse oximetry. Read more about pulse oximetry during COVID here.
Aimed at registered managers, care workers in care homes, Primary Care Network clinical leads, and staff supporting remote monitoring, it discussed why ‘silent hypoxia’ is important, how it works in practice, and the range of support and learning materials on offer.
Organised by the AHSN Network with NHS England and NHS Improvement, visit this page to download the webinar’s presentation.