This will all soon be over and we can get back to huddling, cuddling or whatever.
Monthly Archives: March 2020
Infection – (My thoughts on what people should be doing in relation to PPE).
I sometimes think of an unusual title for my blogs to draw people in. I was actually going to call this one ‘facemasks’ but thought that would do the opposite. I’ll keep going. Well, yes, it does relate to facemasks. In the past week I have said ‘facemask’ and ‘PPE’ (Personal Protective Equipment) often. AContinue reading “Infection – (My thoughts on what people should be doing in relation to PPE).”
In a few hours it will be Mother’s Day.
I feel awful. The message came through that the care home I support was opening for an hour to allow relatives to see their mums. Just an hour, strict hygiene, in the resident’s bedrooms. I asked the manager to stop. ‘If one person gets Covid, many will die.’ I said. It is almost impossible toContinue reading “In a few hours it will be Mother’s Day.”
Moving-on from Victorian Medicine (Still on the subject of Covid – a future direction for clinical assessment)
How do we cope with Covid when we want to minimise clinical examination?
Covid – Why panic-buying puts you more at risk
There is still plenty of bread, flour and beans in the UK.
Covid – My blog is calling (Week one, through a doctor/dad/outsider’s lens)
Fear of doing the wrong thing is a fundamental of quality improvement. If you are afraid to act because people might call you out or think you stupid, you won’t do anything, and the quality won’t improve. It won’t necessarily deteriorate either, yet, in times of radical change, that is worse.
Broken sleep & Coronavirus (Bruce Lee, the philosophy of time and space and this week)
Getting rid of the routine allows people to focus on what is important. (Bruce Lee said this in the 60’s – ‘Hack away the un-essential’)
Pishers, Michael Rosen, viral illness and the Passover story (timely I know, as it is Easter soon)
Well, talking with my family when I had the distinct need to panic buy and hoard face-masks and rubber gloves the other day, (I didn’t); not only is this deeply rooted in the brains of every one of us, it is (at least I believe) amplified in some groups.
This is black-belt medicine (areas of uncertainty in health and social care)
Ever been breathless at three in the morning? Do you have any strategies to sort yourself out, particularly when to begin you have a bad chest?
Corridor Care – the state of the NHS in 2020
Sometimes eight or nine relatives would pack into these airless spaces to spend the last hours and minutes with their mum or dad;