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We are sorry that we are not currently allowing visitors in our hospitals. This has been a difficult decision to make, but we feel it is necessary to help prevent the risk of spreading Covid-19. Read more
To mark International Nurses Day, nurses from Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals were interviewed to shine a spotlight on the range of opportunities available to them, what they love about their job and what the day means to them. Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses, and held on Florence Nightingale’s Birthday, the day recognises the pivotal role nurses play in patient care, and the huge contribution they make to societies around the world. Read more
Researchers have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to predict which critically ill Covid-19 patients might respond to interventions carried out in an intensive care setting, such as proning – where patients are turned onto their fronts to get more oxygen into the lungs. This approach, where comprehensive patient data is analysed day-by-day, could be used to improve Covid-19 guidelines and determine the best clinical treatments. The researchers analysed data from 633 mechanically ventilated Covid-19 patients across 20 Intensive Care Units. Read more
The risk of mortality for Covid-19 patients can be identified using five measurements of health, a study by specialists at Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals has found. The health measurements are used to produce a score that identifies the risk of death from Covid-19 on a scale of 0 (low risk) to 3 (high risk). From this score, it can be determined which patients need in-hospital care and who can safely return home and be monitored remotely. Read more