PGME designs and supports the delivery of up-to-date, relevant, work-related training for doctors throughout Great Ormond Street NHS Foundation Trust. Our programme content is designed to put patient safety and quality of care at the heart of our teaching.
The skin is complex with an array of functions. It is the body’s largest organ, protecting the deeper tissues and organs from mechanical damage, chemical damage, bacterial damage, ultraviolet radiation and thermal damage. The skin aids in regulating body temperature, in excretion of urea and uric acid and also synthesis of vitamin D (Marieb 2012).
Great Ormond Street Hospital's work to achieve Zero Harm, along with its role as a leader and innovator in the field of Patient Safety, has been recognised by the awarding of the Patient Safety in Paediatrics Award at the HSJ and Nursing Times 2013 Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards.
Six-year-old Callum has a brain tumour that is too close to his pituitary gland to be removed. He needs to take medication for the rest of his life to replace vital hormones that he does not produce naturally. Mum, Sandra, remembers the surgery and treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) that saved Callum’s life.
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).
This guideline covers the recognition, management and prevention of infiltration and extravasation injury.
NOTE: We review our guidelines regularly and this guideline is now past its review date. The content of the guideline below may not reflect the most recent evidence based practice. Please use with caution.