Around-the-Clock Care

first_imgThe technology itself comes via a monitor that_s placed in a patient_s home. The home-health agency rents it from Acadian because the units are very costly, says Bryant, and a lot of agencies can_t afford them. Ë™By absorbing that cost and assisting them, many more agencies can be in tele-health,Ó she says. Acadian Telehealth Monitoring, a subsidiary of Acadian Ambulance Service, has partnered with home-health agencies to provide in-home monitoring for patients with concerns of all shapes and sizes. Ë™The whole purpose of tele-health is to decrease re-hospitalization rates and emergent care visits,Ó says Faye Bryant, Telehealth nurse manager. Ë™We want to allow patients to heal at home.Ó”ž The patient uses the monitor to perform these tests on themselves. After the patient performs the tests, the monitor transmits the information to the server to be analyzed by Telehealth analysts, says Bryant. Depending on the results and acceptable high or low levels for a patient, a response is enacted. This could range from a call to the patient to have them retest the vital sign or to the home-health agency to inform them of the patient_s status. Ë™Ultimately if it_s found to be a true, critical alert, our responsibility is to contact the agency so they can assess the patient and go from there,Ó says Bryant. The model Acadian has developed began with a positive relationship with home-health agencies that were asking about such a service. After about a year of research, Acadian decided on the Viterion TeleHealthcare LLC Web-based technology for its project. Analysts, including Doucet and Wade Bias, read patient data 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week to ensure minimal visits to the emergency department (ED). Lynn Glazebrook, the performance improvement coordinator, follows up with the home-health agencies and examines developing trends. Just about a year into the program, concrete data isn_t yet available, but the results thus far are encouraging.”žË™What we_re hearing now is the instant satisfaction they_re getting,Ó says Bryant. Ë™Agencies are catching the small things sooner, and treating patients at home.Ó One”žof the largest privately owned ambulance agencies in the country is making strides to become the largest tele-health provider as well. In the age of digital technology and wireless communications, the ability to transmit vital information across the miles is being implemented on the patient side of health care.”ž The program went live in January and the response has been positive, says Levan Doucet, a paramedic and Telehealth analyst for Acadian. He likens this program to walking into a nursing home with a blood pressure cuff. Ë™At first people don_t want to have their blood pressure checked, but after a few do, others stand in line,Ó he says. Ë™Everyone wants reassurance that they_re OK.Ó The agency determines which of its patients have a need for in-home monitoring of data, such as blood pressure, blood glucose, body weight, blood oxygen, pain levels and temperature. Home-health representatives, in correspondence with the patient_s doctor, decide which tests are appropriate and individual parameters deemed satisfactory. This program allows patients to have a Ë™big brotherÓ watching out for them, keeping them in their homes and also in communication with people who care. Ë™They like to talk with us,Ó says Doucet. Ë™A lot of times we_re the only communication they_ve had with an individual in quite some time.Ólast_img read more

Church of England appoints Jamaican-born as first black female bishop

first_img Faith Leaders’ Consultation convened in Guyana on… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Read more at: The Guardian You may be interested in… Jun 3, 2019 Rose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover (The Guardian) The Church of England’s first black female bishop has been appointed by Downing Street. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, was announced as the new bishop of Dover. Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for… Jul 2, 2019 Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for more minority leaders(BBC) The leadership of the Church of England needs to better reflect the minorities who make up its congregations, the UK’s first black female bishop has said. Caribbean-born Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin said her appointment should broadcast how diverse the Church was. She described being racially abused in the street recently,…July 2, 2019In “General”Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar  The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of…March 8, 2015In “Associate Member States”‘Black Panther’ inspires Suriname NGO to push education, youth developmentThe Black Panther movie has inspired a group of concerned people in Suriname to sponsor more than 1, 000 local students to see the blockbuster, news outlet Caribbean News Now has reported. Caribbean people, from The Bahamas to Guyana, are among the actors in the  highly acclaimed, superhero movie. Produced by…March 23, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Hudson-Wilkin, who was born in Jamaica, was introduced by Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, at St George’s C of E school in Broadstairs, Kent. He described her appointment as “groundbreaking and historic” and said it was one of the most exciting appointments the church had made for a long time. The new bishop and Welby spent 40 minutes answering questions from pupils. Hudson-Wilkin said she saw herself as “pretty ordinary – not necessarily ‘the black priest’ – but a priest with the good fortune to be black”.last_img read more

Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition

first_img Share 195 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Poster by Tana Valmond(Press Release) Roseau, Dominica – (July 17, 2018) – Dominica Grammar School student, Tana Valmond has secured second place in the senior Division of the 2018 FCCA Environmental Poster Competition. The competition was held under the theme “Weathering the storm: Disaster preparation for my Destination”.Tana will be awarded USD $1,500 by the FCCA and the Dominica Grammar school will also be awarded USD $1,500. Emilio Sanford from Saint Mary’s Academy has also made it to the final round for the Junior Division on this year’s FCCA Poster Competition. Emilio will receive a prize of USD$200 for participating in the Poster Competition. Last year, Dominica also secured a winning spot in the Competition when the Dominica Grammar School secured 3rd place in the 2017 FCCA Environmental Poster. Held annually, the FCCA Environmental Poster Competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating our younger generation on the importance of environmental protection. This year’s competition attracted entries from six schools namely Orion Academy, St. Mary’s Academy, Convent Preparatory School, Kelleb John Laurent Primary, and Wills Strathmore Stevens Primary and the Dominica Grammar School. The annual FCCA Environmental Poster Competition is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. The local selection of the posters for submission to FCCA was done by local artists Mr. Earl Etienne and President of the Waitukubuli Artist Association, Mr. Lowell Royer.DDA appeals to the various primary & secondary schools on island to work with students for continued participation in future competitions aimed at increasing tourism awareness. Sharecenter_img BusinessLocalNews Dominica places 2nd in 2018 FCCA poster competition by: – July 17, 2018 Tweet Sharelast_img read more