Hospital At Home


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Hospital At Home

A popular term for acute treatment by health professionals—e.g., matron, a senior sister, senior nurses, a senior physiotherapist and a senior occupational therapist experienced in acute care in a hospital environment—in the patient’s home instead of hospital for a limited time period.

Care provided
Oxygen, nebuliser, inhaler, IV antibiotics, blood and INR monitoring, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social care bridging or general monitoring.
 
Conditions for which HAH helps
COPD, asthma, pneumonia, heart failure, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis.
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Mobile Doctors 24-7 follows NHS's International Guidelines and Hospital at Home Guidelines.
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Hospital at Home care means patients who have been admitted to hospital in an emergency can be discharged more quickly.
I conducted several appraisals of Hospital at Home schemes, and was coordinator of a worldwide network of such services.
Presbyterian, an eight-hospital system integrated with a health plan, a network of employed physicians, home care and a hospice program, serves as the learning laboratory for the Hospital at Home model developed by Bruce Left, M.D., an internist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore.
The Hospital at Home Programme is designed to offer an alternative setting intended for those patients with "chronic conditions" who experience periodic acute episodes that may trigger hospitalisation.
The solution includes 24-7 physician driven Hospital at Home Program licensed by Johns Hopkins University, tele-medicine based on NHS International Guidelines, tele-monitoring with state of the art technology control centre to support 24-7 one stop shop for wellness, acute and chronic conditions.
But the lively schoolboy has so impressed his nurses at Arrowe Park's Hospital at Home service they are running a half-marathon on his behalf.
"We have made a few recommendations which we hope the primary care trust will take on board." Hospital at home focuses on providing short-term extra support for older people who have been discharged from hospital so they can regain independence and, hopefully, avoid being readmitted.
Coventry Community Health Council (CHC) issued 40 questionnaires to people referred to the "hospital at home" service to see what they thought of it.
But instead the GP referred the little girl to the Children's Hospital at Home service in Rugby and Sofia was able to have her treatment in familiar surroundings, with her own toys and pets around her.

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