11th June 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
The Deteriorating Patient Summit focuses on recognising and responding to the deteriorating patient through improving the reliability of patient observations and ensuring quality of care to reduce failure to rescue of acutely ill patients. The conference opens with a National Update from Dr Matt Inada-Kim National Clinical Advisor Deterioration NHS Improvement National Clinical Advisor Sepsis NHS England Consultant Acute Physician & Sepsis Lead, Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, & Clinical Lead for Deterioration & Sepsis, Wessex Patient Safety Collaborative on developments and improving the effectiveness of the National Early Warning Score (NEWS). The conference will also focus on implementing the patient safety alert and toolkit on supporting safer care of deteriorating patients.
“For clinicians to appropriately and reliably manage (detect, communicate and escalate) sepsis and all cause deterioration, the NHS should move to using NEWS2 as the single language of sickness across all conditions and settings…. When patients are admitted as emergencies, the exact cause of deterioration is often unclear, and separating the pathways for sepsis from other causes of deterioration is harmful. We have a wonderful opportunity to standardise the management of sepsis and deterioration and radically improve the care of acutely unwell patients across England.” Matt Inada-Kim, National Clinical Advisor NHS England
The conference continues with a practical case study based sessions on identifying patients at risk of deterioration, improving practice in patient observations, responding to the deteriorating patient, and improving the communication of NEWS at the interface of care. There will also be a focus on investigating avoidable deaths where deterioration has not been recognized. Extended sessions will focus on identification of deterioration, and improving the response to sepsis, including the new NICE Quality Standard for Sepsis.
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