The Rapid Response Service is a nurse-led service for adults who meet the eligibility criteria in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The service provides an alternative care option interfacing between primary and secondary care, aiming to prevent hospital admission or facilitate early discharge.
Rapid Response is an integrated team of health and social care professionals that prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early hospital discharge of patients who meet specific criteria with a clinical need. Patients are required to have been seen by the referring personnel in the previous 24 hours. The service aims to provide an alternative care option to hospital.
The team also provide:
Many people would prefer to be looked after at home when they have a worsening of their COPD and so the COPD Homecare scheme work to facilitate an early discharge from hospital avoid admissions for patients suffering from an exacerbation of COPD or requiring IV antibiotics.
Intravenous Therapy Service
The IV Therapy Service is a team of specially trained nurses that visit patients at home or within clinic to administer Intravenous medications and treatments. Medical and nursing staff will assess patients and refer them to the Community IV Therapy Service if their condition is stable and they are able to receive support and treatment of their condition within their own home or a community clinic.
Rapid Response Service, COPD and IV Service – North Lancashire
A 24 hour service the Rapid Response, COPD & IV Team provides advanced assessment, nursing care rehabilitation and advice on self-care for a maximum of 2 weeks.
Lancashire Social Services meet social care needs and agreement is negotiated for partnership working to facilitate Rapid Response staff commissioning Short Notice / Immediate Social Care packages.