Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health
Nurses have devised a programme that has cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems
- Trust report revealed children with wheeze or asthma accounted for most admissions, but care was variable
- Wheezy care pathway has led to reduction in number of emergency department readmissions
- Find out how you could use this model to empower patients and families
Like many nurses across the country, paediatric junior sister Freydoh Rabin at Barnet Hospital’s children’s emergency department found her department increasingly hectic, with rising patient numbers.
‘Winter nights tended to be busiest, when just a few nurses might be treating up to 35 children, many with wheezy chests and breathing difficulties requiring in-patient admission,’ says Ms Rabin.
Indeed, a report from the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, of which...
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