Abstracts and Reports
Flynn et al. found that in a survey of cold water swimmers there were 3 main themes. They were transforming mood, physical wellbeing, and community engagement.
Davey et al. report that the use of a standardised referral proforma improved the quality of patient referral data content from 63% to 93%.
Boros et al. report on a study of 100 adult patients accompanied by companions during consultations at three hospital Pain Medicine clinics. The companions were mostly close relatives and they were there to help the patient to remember what the doctor said and to provide emotional and mobility support.
Bond and McNicholas surveyed the opinions of 102 psychiatrists on their response to above report. The sentiments expressed included decrease in motivation, and increased stress levels.
Maden et al. surveyed 107 inpatients. Half reported some degree of loneliness and 1 in 7 reported higher degrees of loneliness.
Tamgumus et al. have surveyed the management of NAS nationally. All units use Oromorph and 66% use Phenobarbitone as a second line medication. 66% have a non-pharmacological plan, and 24% provide specific parent education.
Kenny and Naas discuss the history of resuscitation training, as well as exploring the variety of initiatives which have been implemented in resus training.
Bouchard et al. discuss the factors that may lead to superior radiographic efficiency, specifically with regard to mortise ankle X-rays.
Á. Carroll discusses various issues in safeguarding within the HSE, healthcare regulators and governance.