New Pilot News Flash! Early Detection of Infections
Early Detection of Infection Pilot – October 2015 – March 2016
Do you or the person you look after have a long term condition?
Could you, or they, be at risk of urine or chest or any type of infection?
Do you want to try and prevent an avoidable hospital admission?
This is a new pilot to help prevent you or the person you look after from being ill with an infection that may progress resulting in an emergency admission to hospital.
Northamptonshire Carers are working together on this important pilot with Health (Nene & Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups), MiraLife (the company who first tested the idea), and other partners
We would like to find 1,000 people willing to take part in this pilot.
Why is it important to identify & treat an infection early?
Infections in people with long term conditions are very common and can have a major effect on health and independence. If identified early enough infections can often be simply treated without the need for hospital admission and can avoid problems including: -
Changes in behaviour/increase in agitation
Increased risk of falls
Changes in care provision & medication
Simple step by step training will teach you to measure:
Urine dip test
You will be shown how to enter measurements onto an easy web-based system.
You and/or your carer are the true expert. This Pilot will give you the extra ‘tools’ and knowledge you need to help you focus on those elements of a long term condition that are treatable and can be safely controlled.
The benefits of this pilot include:
Building confidence & expertise
Improving your ability to talk to health professionals in a confident informed way
Developing an understanding of what is ‘normal’ and help you spot subtle change
Help to access early treatment to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
Training (you only need to attend one training session)
Did you know that 1 in 10 people in Northamptonshire regularly care for someone?
Are you one of them?
You may not describe yourself as a carer; it’s just what you do as a husband, wife, partner, relative or friend. You may be providing physical, emotional or practical support or helping someone to get out and about. You can be of any age and come from any background or community.
If you care on a regular basis for a parent, child, friend, neighbour or other relative who may be physically or mentally ill, has a disability, is elderly or has problems with drugs or alcohol, then you are a carer and this website is for you.
Latest Support for Carers Booklet 2014 for you to download Click Here
Training for carers Providing training and leisure opportunities for carers through the Needs and Aspirations programme. Please see the Spring & Summer 2014 directory of opportunities for unpaid carers, offering a wide range of activities, leisure and “me “ time: