The Frontline as a Radiographer during COVID-19

I can distinctly recall the date of the first Covid-19 patient that was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. Ironically, it was on Friday, the 13th March, 2020. It was so rehearsed, systematic, an ideal scenario in fact – the patient was calmly examined in a dedicated isolation room. ‘Recent travel from China’ read theContinue reading “The Frontline as a Radiographer during COVID-19”

COVID-RUARY: Clinical Reflections on the Month Gone by

This has been the most challenging 4 weeks in my 20 years of practice for many reasons. Looking for certainty at a time of complete and utter uncertainty has led us to reach out and make meaningful connections locally, nationally and internationally which has been a double edged sword. It has brought a lot ofContinue reading “COVID-RUARY: Clinical Reflections on the Month Gone by”

Pivoting, at Pace, to Virtual Patient Management, Communication and Education

Recent weeks have seen massive disruption to healthcare services as we grapple to meet service need in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six weeks, the SCOPe Directorate* in St. James’s Hospital has pivoted from primarily in person assessment and review to a teleHealth model. This Blog will set out the keyContinue reading “Pivoting, at Pace, to Virtual Patient Management, Communication and Education”

COVID-19 Profession-Specific Online Resources and Education

Over the last few weeks, I have seen first-hand the vital role HSCP are playing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HSCP are carrying out diagnostics and disease monitoring HSCP are delivering specialist treatment and rehabilitation HSCP are providing psychosocial and practical supports to patients and their families HSCP services are needed at each stageContinue reading “COVID-19 Profession-Specific Online Resources and Education”

Covid-19 Online Resources and Education

“The best part of learning is sharing what you know” Vaughn K. Lauer, Author Introduction                 What does COVID-19 mean for me? How will COVID-19 affect my clinical practice? How can I best support my patients? And protect my own health? Since the outbreak of COVID-19, my head has been filled with many questions.  As aContinue reading “Covid-19 Online Resources and Education”

Brave the Wilderness 1

“Just as Penicillin was the wonder drug to emerge from WWII, perhaps we’ll look back on the COVID-19 Pandemic as the inflection point for teleHealth.” Dr Mark Lewis, MD @marklewismd Introduction eHealth is a broad term which refers to the use of information and communication technologies in healthcare. In late 2018, digital leaders, representing theContinue reading “Brave the Wilderness 1”

Welcome to HSCP Share

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” Margaret J Wheatley, Author & Speaker A very warm welcome to HSCPshare.com, a new format for connecting Health and Social Care Professionals (HSCP) with one another, all 16,000 of us throughout the Health Services! Set up by the HSE’s NationalContinue reading “Welcome to HSCP Share”