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COVID Oximetery @home resources for care homes

Health Education England e-learning COVID-19: Measuring oxygen levels

An overview of pulse oximetry for carers, including how to take the measurements and how to tell others if they are worried. Includes the videos below.

Carer videos to support those who are unwell

Health Education England, Wessex and West of England AHSN Collaboration

Series of short (3-4min) videos describing how to take measurements from people correctly (such as blood pressure and oxygen levels), spot the soft signs of deterioration and communicate your concerns clearly. Also embedded in the e-learning resource above.

Care homes monitoring patient diary for COVID Oximetry @home

Download the diary (registration required)

Remote monitoring using pulse oximetry in care homes webinar

Webinar held on 9 February 2021 for care home staff supporting residents who are being monitored remotely using pulse oximetry.

Aimed at registered managers, care workers in care homes, primary care network clinical leads and staff supporting remote monitoring.

It covers why ‘silent hypoxia’ is important, how it works in practice and the range of support and learning materials on offer.

British Geriatric Society Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes for older people

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RESTORE2 deterioration and escalation tool

RESTORE2 is a physical deterioration and escalation tool for care/nursing homes based on nationally recognised methodologies including early recognition (soft signs), the national early warning score (NEWS2) and structured communications (SBARD).

HSJ Covid early warning system saves lives training resources

A set of short videos and webinars from Matt Inada-Kim including why patients need to be monitored for silent hypoxia, and how GPs, nurses and paramedics can do this on a community-wide scale, while keeping patients safeguarded at home in the COVID virtual ward. Includes resources relevant to care home settings. Registration required.

Health Education England Covid-19 delirium resources

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