Are you a CHIA? By reading the resource linked below, you can earn 0.25 CPD points towards your recertification (up to 5 points per cycle)!

We asked the CHIA Examination Committee to recommend to a recent publication/resource that is relevant to a CHIA. They recommended: GIRFT & the NHS England Virtual Ward programmes 2023, Making the most of virtual wards, including Hospital at Home, NHS England, Available at: www.gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk

This resource provides practical guidance for clinicians to maximise use of virtual wards for the benefit of patients. The overall aim of virtual wards is outlined, and benefits of including Hospital at Home services are identified. Nine principles for virtual wards are described, and the various stages of providing acute level care at home through virtual wards are discussed. Lastly, two pathway stages are illustrated – that of acute respiratory infection and heart failure.

Reading this report relates to multiple competencies across Domains

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