Reducing door to needle time in hospitals has been a conversation in patient care for years. The question is how do we first qualify what counts as ‘door to needle time,’ and where can improvements be made?
In cases such as stroke and myocardial infarction, reducing ‘door to needle’ time is vital to patient outcomes.
Work is underway on Dublin's New Children's Hospital, on the campus of St. James's Hospital in a long awaited amalgamation of the three tertiary children's hospitals.
The build (currently in phase 2 of its build) will be ireland’s first public digital hospital with a huge focus on providing better pediatric care. We take a look at the best methods of paediatric weighing in the new hospital.
Maintaining high standards of comfort and dignity is vital to end of life care but can be tricky when it comes to patient weight. The Patient Transfer Scale is the new solution making great strides in improving palliative care.
The Patient Transfer Scale was developed to revolutionise the practice of weighing immobile and critical patients.
Ensure you are Weighing the deceased with dignity in accordance with new Scottish regulations, set to roll out across the UK.
In February 2019 The National Association of Funeral Directors stated that "funeral directors operating in Scotland should take steps to obtain access to suitable weighing equipment as soon as possible."
Working out your child's weight in relation to their health can be tricky. Asking how much your toddler weighs is vital to their health and wellbeing.
So how much should my toddler weigh? Well that depends on their average height and weight ratio - or their BMI.
Body composition scales are invaluable if you want to improve your health and fitness.
Whilst weighing scales are essential tools for monitoring your overall weight, for a much more detailed report on how healthy your body is, you need to understand your body composition.
NHS England and the Health Foundation recently found that over 40% of admissions to hospital from care homes could be avoided.
But how do we tackle the problem? The NHS has launched the Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) project to improve residents’ health and reduce avoidable emergency admissions.
Usually, babies are weighed at birth and then on a regular basis by a midwife or health visitor. In the UK, as part of the National Child Measurement Programme, a child is also meant to be weighed when they first start primary school.
However, with obesity on the rise, can parents do more to prevent childhood obesity from birth?