QNPICU and NAPICU webinars (COVID-19)

Our Quality Network for Psychiatric Intensive Care Units teamed up with the National Association for Psychiatric Intensive Care Units during the COVID-19 pandemic to create a series of webinars for the CCQI. 

QNPICU Webinar #7 – 17 July 2020

How technology can change services - learnings from Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust.

Dr Faith Ndebele will share first-hand experience and preliminary data in how digital technology can change practice on the PICU. The webinar will highlight how technology can enhance patient safety, including real-world examples, and consider the relationship between clinicians, patients and novel technology.

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QNPICU Webinar #6 – 9 June 2020

The webinar posed the following question: How might mental health professionals engage with carers?

Ian Henwood, Together Associate Director, gave practical examples from the ‘advice to carers during the coronavirus’ document. Sheena Foster, Carer Representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists, discussed engaging with carers from a secure service perspective.

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QNPICU Webinar #5 – 4 June 2020

Throughout the current crisis, many healthcare workers (HCWs) have worked long hours in high-pressured novel circumstances characterised by trauma and moral dilemmas. Many have faced the risk of infection, and by extension infecting their families, with outcomes seemingly worse for some, including black, Asian, and minority ethnic staff. Additionally, remote working is likely to have brought its own challenges. Some staff will undoubtedly thrive in such circumstances, but many will not.

Professor Neil Greenberg and Dr Derek Tracy outline the risks to the mental health of HCWs posed by the crisis and also what the scientific evidence says should be done to help.

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QNPICU Webinar #4 – 29 May 2020

The Exercise Professionals for Mental Health (EPMH) Network hosted a webinar to look at the role and importance of physical activity on peoples well-being in secure settings and PICUs. Especially now, given the challenges faced and extra restrictions on movement, we will discuss adaptations that can be made.

We are joined by the following to talk about their experiences:

  • Steven Clark and Sofie Grabinski (Senior Clinical Exercise Therapist – South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust)
  • Jack Phillips - Lead Physical Health Practitioner - Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Gareth Connell – Sports Instructor – Midlands Partnership NHS Trust
  • Anthony MacDonald – Exercise Therapist – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust 

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QNPICU and NAPICU Webinar #3 – 11 May 2020

Tim A Shaw and Niamh White are the co-founders of arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Tim and Niamh have been working on ways to continue to encourage creative activities in inpatient units, and have released a series of simple art activities PDFs that have been shared with more than one hundred mental health wards.

They discuss how to inspire patients and practical tips on getting creative.

QNPICU and NAPICU Webinar #2 - 16 April 2020

In the second webinar between QNPICU and NAPICU, Laura Woods (Consultant Nurse, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust) and Sandeep Mathews (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist & Clinical Lead, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust) discuss COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment.

QNPICU and NAPICU Webinar #1 - 2 April 2020

In the first joint webinar between QNPICU and NAPICU, Tom Tunnicliffe (Chair of the QNPICU advisory group, Consultant Nurse and Approved Clinician, MPFT), Roland Dix (Consultant Nurse, Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust) Mayura Deshpande (Medical Director, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust) and Geoff Brennan (Executive Director of Starwards) discuss COVID-19 and managing acute disturbances, and ethical considerations.

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