PPLOG study day conference

It was a success! PPLOG study day on 13th March 2020

When the PPLOG team hosted their 7th study day on the 13th March 2020 no one predicted that it might be the last face to face event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All safety measures were taken to ensure all delegates and faculty members were safe. The study day was held at the Holiday Inn, Brentwood and attended by delegates from as far as Manchester, Birmingham, London and Essex. The keynote speaker was our very own Nursing Times 2019 Child health Winner – Joanna Broderick sharing her weaning guidance developed and used in Exeter.

There were workshops on how the PPLOG document could be used, firstly BOC oxygen company explained and demonstrated some of the oxygen equipment. This fitted very well with the PPLOG Discharge checklist/Home oxygen competencies.

The team at PPLOG’s study day

Secondly, a presentation about Perinatal Mental Health: The impact of parental mental health when having a child on home oxygen and a video interview about the parental experience. This highlighted the importance of using the PPLOG discharge bundle as a way to reduce parental anxiety during a very difficult time for the family.

The study continued with an insight about Paediatric home oxygen commissioning and the challenges in getting services to do annual reviews and getting oxygen equipment removed once no longer in use. The day was finalised by Debbie Roots (PPLOG member and Adult Consultant Nurse) focusing on the transition from children to adult respiratory services. Debbie explained the role of the Adult home oxygen review and assessment teams and working together would reduce a lot of confusion and stress to both staff and families.

Unfortunately, due to the social distance and other facts in relation to COVID-19 we will not be able to run any more face to face study days this year. However, there are plans for some webinars to share and learn elements of the PPLOG discharge bundle. We will keep you posted.