The Regional Respiratory Centre in Belfast Health and Social Care Trust identified the need for an easily accessible regional specific information tool on oxygen therapy. This has resulted in the development of a new oxygen therapy information package called O24U designed for the busy healthcare professional.
HSC Innovations worked closely with Marion Doherty (Staff Nurse) and Dr Jacqui Gamble (Sister) in the Regional Respiratory Centre, based in Belfast City Hospital, in marketing the O24U package. As a result of this we have now secured the financial support of BOC Healthcare to assist in the dissemination of the O24U therapy information tool.
Dr. Joe MacMahon from the Regional Respiratory Centre said “We believe that this will make the assessment, prescription, and supply, of oxygen therapy for COPD and other illnesses, much easier for healthcare professionals, and result in even greater quality of care to the patient and their carers. It includes very practical information on oxygen therapy. It is hoped the information resource will appeal to all users of varying expertise such as oxygen providers and respiratory nurse specialists.”
O24U is now available through the trust intranet e-learning site and available by request on CD to those users outside the Trust. Belfast Trust users may visit this link.
Dr David Brownlee from Health and Social Care Innovations said “The team in the Regional Respiratory Centre developed a solution to an identified unmet clinical need. The collaboration between industry and health demonstrates the value of working with the clinical base in developing new product and technology opportunities for healthcare. These products can help to secure real improvements in healthcare practices locally (HSC), nationally (NHS) and globally.”
If you would like to request the O24U therapy information tool on CD, then please contact Marion Doherty in the Regional Respiratory Centre, Belfast City Hospital – tel: 028 9032 9241 Ext: 2078 or e-mail: email@example.com.