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Dr Helen FARDY Lead Clinician Paediatric Intensive Care Unit University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

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Dr Helen FARDY. Lead Clinician Paediatric Intensive Care Unit University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Regional PICU response. In preparing for a flu pandemic. Background. Service established in 99/00 Service Configuration The NHS in Wales. Perseverance and determination. Unit response. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Dr Helen FARDY

Lead ClinicianPaediatric Intensive Care UnitUniversity Hospital of Wales,


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Regional PICU response

In preparing for a flu pandemic

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• Service established in 99/00• Service Configuration• The NHS in Wales

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Perseverance and


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Unit response

• Increase capacity from 7 to 15 beds

• Beds• Equipment• Staff

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“In house” challenges

• Personal protective equipment• Corporate direction and

ownership• Delayed and late authorization

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Communication problems

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The Network

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Regional Education and Training

• Regional education and development nurse

• Paediatric life support “roadshow”• Stabilisation study days• Ad hoc sessions • Medical and nursing secondments• WEBSITE www.cardiffpicu.com

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Current Situation

• DGH teams manage children well prior to retrieval

• Can be personnel dependant• Uptake of training patchy• Challenge of vast and rapidly

changing workforce

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Preparing the Region

• Enhance document DOH 2006• WAG flu committee early 2007• No action• Winter 2008-raised at informal

network• Link into SEWCCN (adult


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Preparing the Region

• Information directly to DGH link consultants and nursing staff, May 2009

•“Surge”•Enhance•Regional plan•Action Points

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3 month delay in asking for training sessions and


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• Lack of Managed Clinical Network• Staff being released for training• Limited personnel at lead centre to

provide training• NMC guidance• Clarity on legal issues

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Extremely time consuming

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