5 January 2022 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

To access this edition of the update please click here. This newsletter details how to access the South East Regional PIMS-TS MDT.

STPN Grand Rounds

For 2022 STPN grand rounds will move to being held on a monthly basis. For details of what we have lined up for 2022 click here.

22 December 2021 - Update to Covid guidelines for NHS staff

NHS England have issued update UK Health Security Agency guidance on NHS staff, student and volunteer self-isolation and return to work following COVID-19 contact. To access this guidance click here.

17 December 2021 - Paediatric digital skills passports launched by the London Transformation & Learning Collaborative (LTLC, a HEE funded programme)

LTLC have now launched four paediatric digital skills passports, which have been endorsed by the Paediatric Critical Care Society (PCCS). We ask that you share this information and raise awareness of the passports with your colleagues and use / implement as you see fit. They are designed to support you to understand, document and acquire new skills to support the safe delivery of care to children in a surge model of care. These passports are for use in a surge and should not replace the ‘business as usual’ development of staffs’ skills and knowledge.

Who are the passports for?

Four passports are available for the following staff groups working with critical care paediatric patients (levels 1, 2 and 3):

  1. Adult Critical Care Nurse – Caring for children (under 12 yrs old)
  2. Adult Critical Care Nurse – Caring for adolescents (12+ yrs old)
  3. Registered Children’s Nurse without recent experience and/or formal training in paediatric critical care (PCC)
  4. Stabilisation of children (under 12 yrs old)
  5. (Note: more detailed descriptions of the passports are provided on the passport website)

The passports can be accessed via this link – https://criticalcare.yourskillspass.com/

16 December 2021 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

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8 December 2021 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

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1 December 2021 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

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24 November 2021 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

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17 November 2021 - Weekly STPN Surge Planning Update published

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HLP Children & Young People's Mental Health Bulletin - November 2021

To access November’s edition of this bulletin follow this link – https://healthyldn.bulletin/November

KCH announces talk by Dr Adshead- Forensic Psychiatrist from Broadmoor

Tuesday 17 November 13:00 to 13:30

Click here to join this session

Dr Adshead is a forensic psychiatrist who works at Broadmoor Hospital with some of the most violent and psychologically unwell prisoners in the UK. She has written about some of her experience in a book called “The Devil You Know” – although has a number of other books as well. Dr Adshead has taught at a number of universities including Yale where she was a visiting professor and has published over a hundred papers. She also has a masters in Medical Law and Ethics. 

Recently, Dr Adshead has been lead author on the RCPsych guidance on FII. Some of you may also have heard her on Desert Island Disks. She also has a wiki page!

10 November 2021 - STRS publish new Peripheral Inotropes guideline

To view this new guideline click here.

10 November 2021 - STPN Autumn Newsletter and surge update

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5 November 2021 - Gastroenterology ODN begins survey

STPN’s Gastroenterology ODN are working towards improving the care within the region for children and young people with constipation. Today, a survey/questionnaire went out to all Paediatric Clinical Directors within in the region to give to patients (and families) receiving care for constipation to help better understand how the condition affects the patient’s quality of life. To find out more follow this link – https://stpn.uk/gastroenterology-work-programmes/

3 November 2021- New edition of Surge Planning Update

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1 November 2021 - Infant CPAP and Procedural Sedation Guidelines published

STPN’s Critical Care ODN published their new CPAP and Sedation guidelines today. There will be education following shortly to support the implementation of these guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines – https://stpn.uk/edguidelines/