The key aim of the Nursing Homes In-Reach initiative is to build skills and knowledge of nursing home registrant staff to maintain their residents in their care home safely for as long as possible and thereby improve the resident experience.
Objectives are to reduce unnecessary ED attendances and to reduce length of hospital stay. A further objective is that nursing home staff will feel empowered to access relevant Trust services appropriately and to become an effective connected learning community.
The Nursing Home ECHO supports nursing home staff throughout Northern Ireland to improve their knowledge and skill in the care and management of patients with a wide range of healthcare needs. Issues such as renal failure, palliative and end of life care, drug management, and heart failure are discussed with a team of multi-disciplinary professionals.