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Varadkar launches new clinical guidelines on asthma and patient safety

By Dermot - 25th Nov 2015 | 3 views

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>One of the guidelines gives advice to healthcare professionals on <em>Management of an Acute Asthma Attack in Adults. </em>The aim<em> </em>is to reduce mortality,  as 37 people died following an asthma attack last year. In 2011 the figure was 53. This guideline emerged from the HSE’s National Clinical Programme for Asthma.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>Two of the guidelines promote patient safety and higher standards in hospitals by setting national standards for an early warning system for children, and guidelines on how patient information is shared between clinicians when the patient is handed over in adult and children’s hospitals.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The other guideline for <em>Diagnosis, Staging and Treatment of Gestational Trophoblastic Disease</em> emerged from the National Cancer Control Programme and also aims to reduce mortality.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>“These new Guidelines will further enhance the package of patient safety measures I announced recently, including the creation of a National Patient Safety Office within the Department of Health and an independent National Advisory Council for Patient Safety,” Minister Varadkar said.</span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The Minister announced the Guidelines at the Third Annual Symposium at Dublin Castle organised by the National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC), which commissioned them in partnership with the HSE Clinical Programmes, expert clinicians, regulatory bodies, postgraduate training bodies, hospitals and patients.  </span>

<p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The guidelines were quality assured by NCEC and subject to international peer review. The Minister acknowledged the work of NCEC in progressing the patient safety and quality agenda and its leadership in advancing the Irish clinical effectiveness agenda under the chairmanship of ProfHilary Humphreys.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s2″>Further information: <a href=”http://www.health.gov.ie/patient-safety/ncec”><span class=”s3″>www.health.gov.ie/patient-safety/ncec</span></a></span>

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