As part of a continuing series of short blogs on RESTORE2 – the physical deterioration and escalation tool for care/nursing homes – we have a brief look art why managing physical deterioration is so important.
Managing physical deterioration in your care home residents is crucial, knowing what to look for, what is a worrying sign in a particular individual, and when to escalate are all issues that could occur in any care home, on any day. National figures show good deterioration management reduces A&E attendances and 999 calls, as well as reduced incidence of mortality in cases of suspected sepsis, indicating that the right care was delivered at the right time by the right person to prevent further physical deterioration and save lives.
Resident wellbeing is improved, and staff confidence around what is a deterioration, and when to take action, is increased, with clear observation and escalation tools. Overall, there is a cost-saving associated with good deterioration management, linked with fewer A&E attendances, and improved communication between services, including care home staff, GPs and ambulance services.
If RESTORE2 has passed below your radar up until now, you can find a 2-minute video online which explains it, and helps you establish how it could operate in your care home.
Kent Surrey Sussex Patient Safety Collaborative (KSS PSC) is excited to launch a digital portal to access RESTORE2 training online, coming up next month, please watch out for more announcements and take the opportunity to enrol you and your team on the training.
Due to increased demand, KSS PSC has added new dates and increased availability to the RESTORE2 online training sessions up until the end of 2022. There are currently spaces available on dates in August and September, delivered via Teams. You can sign up now via Eventbrite.
To find out more about RESTORE2 and KSS PSC’s training email Kerry Dudley – firstname.lastname@example.org