Showing posts from February 2014
End of Life Partnership Working
Routes Healthcare Blackpool and Routes Training Department are currently working with the “End of Life Lead and Facilitator” from Trinity Hospice in Blackpool, to set up future training for carers and branch staff.
The End of Life Care training will cover all aspect of supporting people towards the end of their life, with dignity and in a manner and place chosen by the individual.
We also have contact details for our other Routes Healthcare Branches with links to people in the Manchester and Bradford areas. This will be discussed with the branch managers prior to being cascaded to all carers.
At Routes we also have a fantastic internet resource with lots of information on supporting individuals with different aspects of spiritual requirements.
Posted by: Reg Storey on February 27th, 2014 @ 11:20 AM
“Scientists have isolated a set of 13 gene defects that can be used to identify men who are most at risk of developing life-threatening prostate cancer," The Independent reports.
Arguably the biggest challenge in treating prostate cancer is it’s unpredictably. In many men it is slow growing and causes no or very few symptoms. In other men it can be highly aggressive and quickly spread out of the prostate leading to fatal complications. Around 10,000 men die from prostate cancer each year in the UK.
To read more about this please click here.
Social networking sites Facebook and Twitter should introduce warnings over the drinking game Neknominate, councils in England and Wales have said.
The game, which involves people filming themselves downing alcohol and then nominating someone else to continue, has been linked to several deaths.
The Local Government Association (LGA) called Neknominate a "totally irresponsible craze".
It said social media companies have a responsibility to show health warnings.
To read more about neknominate click here.
The British Heart Foundation have already done such an amazing job promoting hands only CPR now they have taken it a step further with the introduction of a Lego Advert.
Did you know that over 40 people have been saved with the help of the Vinnie Jones Advert: Hands Only CPR - what an amazing outcome from such a simple concept.
Every First Aid Course we deliver at Routes Healthcare, delegates are singing "Staying alive" before the manikin is taken out of the bag!
At Routes Healthcare every member of staff attends a one day accredited First Aid Course to give them the confidence to deal with an emergency situation. We also have places available for external candidates for more information please email: Training@routeshealthcare.com.
Posted by: Abby Hough on February 13th, 2014 @ 11:23 AM
EU rules must be changed to allow more testing of potentially life-saving cancer drugs on children, say experts.
The UK's Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) says the current system acts as a disincentive to drug companies who can seek waivers to avoid doing the trials.
Of 28 new cancer drugs approved in the EU for adults since 2007, 26 could potentially work in children, but 14 have been exempted from child testing.
The ICR wants these "class waivers" to be scrapped.
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