HCI Monthly Monitoring Newsletter
At HCI we have a dedicated Best Practice team who continuously review all new guidance, standards and regulations within the Irish health and social care sectors. Our Monthly Monitoring Newsletter will keep you informed of important information that has been released during the month. The newsletter is issued at the end of each month so make sure to keep an eye out for it! 
NEW IN APRILThe following guidance and standard documents have been released in April 2020. 
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The HSE have a dedicated webpage to COVID-19 related information and guidance.  This webpage is updated regularly. 

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC)
COVID-19 (Novel Coronovirus)

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) have a dedicated section on their website where they have published a number of advice and guidance documents relating to COVID-19 (novel coronovirus). This webpage is regularly updated by HPSC. 
Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Department of Health (DOH)
COVID-19 (Coronovirus)

The Department of Health have a dedicated section on their website where they have published the latest updates and guidance in relation to COVID-19.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
Regulatory assessment framework of the preparedness of designated centres for older people for a COVID19 outbreak (2020)

This document aims to support those designated centres for older people that are currently free from COVID-19 to prepare for an outbreak of COVID-19 and put in place the necessary contingency plans.
Relevant to: Designated Centres for Older People
COVID-19 Publications(2020)

HIQA’s Health Technology Assessment Team has been supporting the National Public Health Emergency Team in its response to COVID-19 and they have developed a number of documents in relation to COVID-19 which are available here.
Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 

This guideline aims to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection.
Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
COVID-19 rapid guideline: critical care in adults

This guideline aims to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community 

This guideline aims to provide recommendations for managing COVID-19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community

This guideline aims to provide recommendations for managing COVID-19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders 

This guideline aims to maximise the safety of children and adults with rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection.
Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma

This guideline aims to maximise the safety of adults and children with severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Irish Hospice Foundation – Care and Inform
Planning a funeral when your relative has died from COVID-19  

This document provides guidance when planning a funeral when a relative has died from COVID-19.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Grieving in exceptional times  

This document provides guidance about grieving in exceptional times.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Acknowledging and coping with grief from a COVID-19 death

This document provides guidance on acknowledging and coping with grief from a COVID-19 death.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Planning a funeral in exceptional times

This document provides guidance on planning a funeral during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Health Research Board (HRB)
Drugnet Ireland Newsletter Issue 72 (2020)

This newsletter provides information on Drug-related deaths and deaths among people who use drugs in Ireland, 2008-2017,  National Drugs Forum 2019 and EU drug markets report, 2019.

Relevant to: All providers of health and social care services.
Department of Health (DOH)
National Clinical Guideline No.23: Stratification of clinical risk in pregnancy (2020)

This guideline standardises and identifies antenatal risk factors associated with normal, medium and high risk pregnancies. This National Clinical Guideline has been developed by the Childbirth Guideline Development Group (CGDG), established under the auspices of the HSE National Clinical Programme for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the National Women and Infants Health Programme.
Relevant to: Acute Care and Maternity Services
National Clinical Guideline No.22: Nutrition screening and use of oral nutrition support for adults in the acute care setting (2020)

This guideline provides guidance on nutrition screening and use of oral nutrition support for adults in the acute care setting.
Relevant to: Acute Care Services

Enviado por José Antonio Sierra