Remote monitoring using pulse oximetry in care homes

Posted on 15 February 2021 (Permalink)

In the first wave of the pandemic, many clinicians found that using pulse oximetry helped with earlier detection of ‘silent hypoxia’ in people with coronavirus. Silent hypoxia is where people have low oxygen levels in the absence of significant shortness of breath.

In this webinar, held on 9 February 2021, you will hear about how the NHS is supporting the use of remote monitoring of residents using pulse oximetry, how this works in care homes, and the range of support and learning materials on offer.

Organised by the AHSN Network with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the session also covers how Patient Safety Collaboratives (hosted by AHSNs) are working with care homes and others to implement these COVID Oximetry @home and COVID virtual ward programmes.

The webinar will be of interest to registered managers and care workers in care homes, Primary Care Network clinical leads, and staff supporting remote monitoring.

Watch the webinar here and visit for more information and to download the presentation.

Speakers include:

  • David Bramley, Deputy Director, NHS@home (chair)
  • Dr Adrian Hayter, National Clinical Director for Older People and Person-Centred Integrated Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Kaye van der Sloot, Registered Manager, The Manor Care Home, Berkshire
  • Dr Alison Tavaré, West of England Regional Clinical Lead for COVID Oximetry @home
  • Breid O’Brien, Deputy Director of Digital Health, NHSX
  • Jon Sussex, Birmingham, RAND and Cambridge Evaluation Centre (BRACE)
  • Jo Murray, Patient Safety Programme Manager, Oxford AHSN (Q&A)
  • Emma Self, Policy Lead for Enhanced Health in Care Homes, NHS England and NHS Improvement (Q&A)