SGPET COVID 19, Weekly Update, Mon 4 May 2020

Date sent: Monday 4 May 2020

NEWS/UPDATE BOARD -  This and past updates can be found here

All that coughs is not Covid gives advice from Dt Steve Holmes , Shepton Mallet GP and education lead for the UK’s Primary Care Respiratory Society, about how to assess the respiratory impact of Covid and how to distinguish it and the problems it causes from other respiratory infections such as bacterial pneumonia. You may have already read this article from the link in last Friday’s LMC update but if not read it now.

One thing Steve mentions is the reports from clinicians dealing with Covid patients of silent hypoxia and David Long, the LMC Respiratory Advisor and Respiratory Nurse Consultant has written an article to further raise awareness about Silent Hypoxia.

 

Somerset Covid-19 Rapid Training Guide   This guide is designed to help you identify your learning needs and then access the resources New addition - 'Use EMIS to  carry out and record remote consultations'

 

NHS Primary Care Bulletin  

The Health and Care Professionals Council (hcpc) COVID-19 hub 

Resources for GP's & others in similar roles

  1. There are stiil places on tomorrow and next week’s one hour webinars - “ Top TEP Tips on what might work and what to avoid” Tuesday 5th May 12-1pm repeated on Tuesday 12th May 12-1pm Live online webinar Zoom education session with Dr Janet Gillett, Dr Tom McConnell consultant cardiologist and GP Dr Kate Staveley.  Please email: ECHO@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk to sign up and receive the session log in details.  Limited to 20 places per session. Further webinar sessions will be made available depending on demand.
  2. Lots of you are using the series of online presentations and tutorials about End of Life Care with over 300 visiting the Managing Symptoms page. However, only 50 have visited “Assessment and Decisions about Admission “ - which is a pity because it really is very relevant and practical.
  3. We know that not all parts of Somerset are covered by St Margaret's HospiceDorothy House Hospice has recorded a webinar which was aimed at nursing and care home staff but has lots of content useful to us all and has links to a number of their helpful resources. 

Resources for Practice Nurse & others in similar roles

  1. Cervical Screening Guidance for sample taking
  2. Cervical screening questionnaire – the aim of the survey is to map current cervical screening provision in the South West.
  3. PPE guidance from Public Health England can be found  here 

      For any queries or question regarding the guidance or questionnaires, please email: england.swscreeningandimms@nhs.net

 

Somerset LMC Nurse Advisor,  Paula Messenger paula.messenger1@nhs.net 

Somerset LMC Respiratory Adviser, David Long dlong1@nhs.net 

 

Professional Wellbeing 

In this week’s article - Foundations of Health Dr Andrew Tresidder looks at some of the important determinants of health that are particularly important for us to consider now. These include sleep, diet, vitamin C and Vitamin D. There is a link to the growing series of BMJ articles considering the role of Vitamin D in the increased impact of Covid on BAME individuals.

 Somerset LMC Safe House 

SGPET COVID 19 online education

 

Date Title Location Places Link
12/05/20 Lead Nurse Support/Discussion Group (Remote via Zoom)     Link
20/05/20 Taunton First 5 New GP Discussion Group (Remote via Zoom)
Dr Rachel Winter General Discussion Group
    Link
30/05/20 Rapid Induction Into Telephone Triage COVID 19 (Anytime video tutorial)     Link
30/05/20 Telephone Triage Step 1- Preparation and Planning - April 2020 (Anytime video tutorial and slide-set)
Dr Andy Eaton
    Link
30/05/20 Telephone Triage Step 3 - Assess the Clinical Problem & Risks - April 2020 (Anytime video tutorial and slide-set)     Link
30/05/20 Telephone Triage Step 2 – Building & Maintaining Rapport - April 2020 ( Anytime video tutorial and slide-set)     Link
30/05/20 Looking after your Professional Health Part 1- lessons in self care with Dr Andrew Tresidder for everyone working in health and care (Anytime video presentation and downloadable slide-set)     Link
30/05/20 Looking after your Professional Health Part 2- further lessons in self care with Dr Andrew Tresidder for everyone working in health and care (Anytime video presentation and downloadable slide-set)     Link
30/05/20 Telephone Triage Step 4 – Make a Diagnosis and Actions (Anytime online tutorial and slide-set)     Link
30/05/20 Telephone Triage Step 5 – Safety Netting Document and Self Care (Anytime online tutorial and slide-set)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (04) Managing key symptoms in patients who are unwell with  COVID-19 and remain in the community (Anytime Slide Presentation)
Dr Kate Shorthose
    Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (01) - Summary of the overall strategy for end of life care in Somerset during Covid 19 (Anytime Slide Presentation)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (06) Syringe pumps, the management of palliative care patient in the community and Covid-19 St. Margaret’s Hospice Care. (Anytime online tutorial)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (09) After death care in Somerset ( Anytime slide set presentation for downloading)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (05) How to give a subcutaneous injection. For family carers and non-registered professionals.  St. Margaret’s Hospice Care ( Anytime online video tutorial)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (02) Treatment Escalation Planning Conversations COVID 19 (Anytime online tutorial and slide set)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (07) Caring for the dying person: End of Life Care COVID-19 (Anytime online tutorial and slide set)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (08) Verification of Expected Death in the community during Covid-19. (Anytime instructional video).     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (03) Assessment and Decisions about Admission for suspected Covid-19 (Anytime video tutorial and downloadable slide-set)     Link
31/05/20 EOL Series (10) Caring Has A Cost - Health and Self-Care for Health and Care Professionals (Anytime online presentation and downloadable slide set)     Link

 

National COVID 19 online education

 

Kind regards

SGPET

Somerset GP Education Trust
Somerset LMC
Crown Medical Centre
Venture Way
Taunton, TA2 8QY

Mobile: 07833 400 960
Tel: (01823) 331 428

Email:
lmc.sgpet@nhs.net 
Website: www.somersetgpeducationtrust.co.uk 

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