Innovations

A list of all of the innovative changes we made to face the pandemic (in no particular order)

Restructuring of rota to provide around the clock 24/7 cover for critical care patients in 12 hour shifts
Trainees and Consultants in ICU
Resident overnight to support staff and continue care for ctitically unwell patients
ICU Consultants
Increasing the ratio of nurses to patients
Nursing
Pulling other medical personnel from surgical and medical teams to boost our ability to provide care 24 hours a day
Non-ICU teams
Adapting CERNER to meet the needs of an EPR system
ICU Consultants
Creating an admission bundle for COVID-19 patients (e.g. bloods that need to be taken)
ICU Consultants
Remote access cameras for assessing patients
ICU Consultants
Phased expansion planning of critical care services (from 8 level 3 to 58 level 3 beds)
ICU Consultants
SitRep handover database
ICU Consultants
Multiple simulation sessions (e.g. intubation, extubation)
ICU Consultants
Ultrasound teaching sessions to staff in ICU, Anae, Medicine and ED
ICU Consultants
Teaching sessions to trainees (e.g. Ventilation, vasopressors)
ICU Consultants
Use of technology to disseminate information effectively (e.g. EASYCOVID.com)
ICU Consultants
Repurposed an office as a rest area for Consultants
ICU Consultants
Restructured updates for families
ICU Consultants
Special mention to Jack: been outstanding in so many ways
Jack
Medicines bench
Nursing/ICU Consultants
Proning Team
Nursing/ICU Consultants

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