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A&E departments are under increasing pressure, which is leading to high numbers of patients being admitted, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO).  As a team of senior clinicians working with accident and emergency we are first to feel that pressure and we are engaging our community. There are man factors to consider:

In 2011 a pilot study of patients that attended the North Middlesex University Hospital highlighted the lack of basic first aid  knowledge.  In addressing that problem  are educating the community in the hope to improve general health literacy thus reducing accident and emergencies. Health Literacy provide an answer to the quest to support people to take control of their own health and care, to more equitable health care and health outcomes and to a sustainable NHS?

Health Literacy

Health literacy can be defined as ‘the personal characteristics and social resources needed for individuals and communities to access, understand, appraise and use information and services to make decisions about health.’(WHO, 2015)

How big  health literacy in England?

We know that levels of functional health literacy are low in England. Health information in current circulation is written at too complex a level for 43% of working age adults (16-65 years); this figure rises to 61% if the health information includes numeracy. We do not know how many people are additionally burdened by low interactive and critical health literacy skills but numbers are likely to be even higher.

We also know that low health literacy has real effects on health and illness. In England, older people with low health literacy have higher mortality. Research from the US and Europe shows people with low health literacy are more likely to have a long-term health condition and this is more likely to limit their activities. People with low health literacy rate their health as lower than people with higher health literacy levels; people with low health literacy and lower educational levels are more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles.

From the start was a team of local A&E Nurses, Paramedics and Doctors from different local hospitals. North Middlesex University Hospital, Barts Health, Imperial College, London Ambulance Service, BHR Hospitals, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,  Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Hurley Group, Edgware Community HospitalCentral London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Why training.

With 150,000 people dying each year from situations where first aid knowledge could have saved their life, it is apparent that basic training could be the difference between life and death for family members, friends, colleagues, employees or strangers in the street. Pulse Medic is constantly going one step further to ensure it is providing world class training, by working closely with the local NHS trust, Schools we provide  discounted  CPR and AED training via our social enterprise.

The London-based group is more than a First Aid training and consultancy company. Its remit is to train everyone in key skills as well as First Aid in the workplace and the community. In addition to providing  basic lifesaving skills to businesses and communities, Pulse Medic also teaches resuscitation techniques to staff at NHS hospitals around the UK.

 

Pulse Medic The Vision: Life-saving skills or all

 

Pulse Medic is now working to provide others emergency lifesaving training to people in London through the British Heart Foundation’s accredited Heartstart program. Nationally, Heartstart has trained more than 2.6 million people in communities and schools around the country to know what to do if someone suffers a heart attack or has been seriously hurt.

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Health literacy Key themes

Patient Engagement, Patient Feedback, Patient Support, Patient Communication, Patient Education, Practitioner Education. health Outcomes, Equitable Health, Health Information, Patient Empowerment, Patient Enablement, Health Transformation, Diverse Communities, Patient Outreach, Community Health Services, Stakeholder Engagement, Health Behaviour, Health Technologies, Health Monitoring, Health Service Evaluation, Health Service transformation, Patient Activation Measure (PAM), Patient Reviews. Visitation. inertness, Digital Engagement, Social Engagement.

Patient Engagement, Patient Feedback, Patient Support, Patient Communication, Patient Education, Practitioner Education. health Outcomes, Equitable Health, Health Information, Patient Empowerment, Patient Enablement, Health Transformation, Diverse Communities, Patient Outreach, Community Health Services, Stakeholder Engagement, Health Behaviour, Health Technologies, Health Monitoring, Health Service Evaluation, Health Service transformation, Patient Activation Measure (PAM), Patient Reviews. Visitation. inertness, Digital Engagement, Social Engagement.

 

 

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Further Reading

DOI

JMIR-Health Literacy and Health Information Technology Adoption …

https://www.jmir.org/2016/10/e264

by M Mackert – ‎2016

4 Oct 2016 – Journal of Medical Internet Research – International Scientific Journal for … Low health literacy is associated with negative outcomes including

JMIR-Low Health Literacy and Evaluation of Online Health Information …

www.jmir.org/2015/5/e112
by N Diviani – ‎2015 – ‎Cited by 33 – ‎Related articles

7 May 2015 – Journal of Medical Internet Research – International Scientific Journal for Medical Research, Information and Communication on the Internet.

Internet use, social engagement and health literacy decline during …

jech.bmj.com › Online First
by LC Kobayashi – ‎2014 – ‎Cited by 19 – ‎Related articles

26 Nov 2014 – Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health … Background Health literacy skills tend to decline during ageing, which is often attributed t

Health literacy and the Internet: a study on the readability of Australian …

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1753-6405.12341/abstract
by C Cheng – ‎2015 – ‎Cited by 9 – ‎Related articles

25 Feb 2015 – Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Explore this journal > … Health literacy and the Internet: a study on the readability of …

Independent quantitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient Activation Measure in the NHS in England 

Commissioned by The Health Foundation and NHS England, researchers at the University of Leicester are carrying out an independent qualitative evaluation of the feasibility of using the Patient A…

Research project

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Led by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, in partnership with Leicester Diabetes Centre, The Design Unit School of Design at De Montfort University, Queen’s Medical Centre Nottingham, …

Improvement project

Early use of admission triage score in the emergency department to prevent crowding

Led by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. An innovation that will be applied to all non-injury-related adult attendances at the Trust’s Emergency Department. Aims to improve patient …

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ILS went really well thank you. Just to give some feedback, Martin the course trainer was brilliant. I have been on ILS courses before and have found the trainers to be a little full on and not really understand care giving and emergencies outside of acute NHS Hospital trusts. Martin understood the skills (and resources available) of nursing staff working in primary care in independent sectors and the situations that they may face.
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Martin was so nice and lovely he was the best