The West Yorkshire Critical Care Operational Delivery Network is committed to
improving the quality of care for patients accessing critical care services.
The members of the network work collaboratively towards achieving a common purpose; building mechanisms to spread successful change from a framework of shared knowledge, learning and accountability.
News in Brief
ICS Health & WellBeing Resources
The Intensive Care Society has released a wellbeing resource pack developed with Dr Julie Highfield, Clinical Psychologist. The poster series aims to improve our understanding of psychological wellbeing at work, the impact reduced wellbeing can have and what we can do in response, and includes tips for dealing with extraordinary situations such as COVID-19 and everyday working in critical care.
Follow the link to access >>>>>
September 2019 - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Following the success of last year’s event in Leeds, the Critical Care Networks National Nurse Leads (CC3N) will be holding its Second Annual Symposium in June 2020 this time in Birmingham.
The programme is yet to be confirmed but themes will include:
Tickets will be £25 per person includes all refreshments for the day
For more information and to register go to the CC3N website
Step Specialist Competencies for Maternal and Liver are now available to download from the Education Forum Page.
Latest WYCCODN Newsletter
Guidelines for the Provision of Intensive Care Services - Edition 2 have been launched by ICS and FICM.
Many units have found the standards and recommendations within GPICS invaluable in developing successful business cases to enhance their local services and improve patient care. GPICS has also been used as the benchmark by which local services are peer reviewed and assessed by healthcare regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Intensive Care Society has updated the Guidance for the Transfer of Critically Ill Adults and produced guidance for the repatriation of critically ill patients from international hospitals to UK critical care units. Take a look on the Transfer page for the downloads.
NHS England has published the D05 National Service Specification for Adult Critical Care Units. Click for the link.
Step Specialist Competencies for Burns, Advanced Burns & Neuro Adult Critical Care Nurses are now available to download from the Education Forum Page.
ICS AHP Professional Development Framework
The ICS has recently published the AHP Professional Development Framework, aimed at Physiotherapy; Dietetic; Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy Staff. to access the framework click on file below:
Staff Safety Climate & Teamwork Survey
Thanks to everyone who completed a Staff Safety Climate & Teamwork Survey, we had had a brilliant response. Together with The Improvement Academy we have now shared the results with your team.
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Directory of Service (DOS)
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Children's Activity Book
See the new resource to help families - an information and activity book designed especially for children with a relative in ICU, and an information sheet for their parents and carers.
For more information click on picture above.
Intensive Care Society Blog
Take a look at the Intensive Care Society's blog for critical care news, opinions and events. >>>>>>
NEW Critical Care Transfer Guidelines & Forms (Version 2)
The revised Inter Hospital Transfer Form is now available and has been distributed to all critical care units and emergency departments. Version 2 now has colour carbonated copies making it easier to identify where to file the copies. (The pink copy should be returned to the Network office for audit purposes). If you need more copies please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Network has also produced an Intra-Hospital Transfer form that can be used for critical care transfers to CT scan or between departments within the same hospital site. This can be downloaded from the link below. There is no need to return a copy of the Intra Hospital Transfer form to the Network. It can be filed in the patient notes.. The Network Transfer guidelines, downloadable version of the Intra Hospital form, nursing handover documentation and date of the next Transfer Training Day can be found by following the link >>>>>