App DescriptionThe West Midlands Paediatric Palliative Care Network (WMPPCN) Toolkit provides the health care professional with a series of resources and tools to be used wherever and whenever a child requires palliative care. This Toolkit App will support families in their unique journeys, by equipping staff with resources that is readily available at their fingertips to facilitate best practice, timely care.
This Toolkit App contains a cornucopia of practical help to enable the best of care to be delivered. It covers all ages from newborn to young adult life and is based on symptoms and needs rather than any particular diagnoses. The content of the Toolkit APP has been developed by a wide variety of professionals from all care settings who have a real understanding of the issues and practical experience of delivering the best care.
Making the WMPPCN Toolkit available as an App ensures that all health care professionals can have access to essential information in a portable format that is compatible with a mobile device. This removes the need to be online to access the resource allowing flexibility. This App can be downloaded and used in a variety of settings where it could be of value and can be used by any of the many disciplines that are vital for the successful care of these children and their families.
The WMPPCN Toolkit App contains guidance and resources relevant when delivering palliative care, drawing on best practice from across the United Kingdom. It is important to note that guidance changes over time, therefore it is essential that professionals working in the field of palliative care and using this Toolkit App take professional responsibility for keeping up to date with legislation and relevant changes.
The WMPPCN Toolkit App has been developed in collaboration with the Centre for Children and Families Applied Research (CCFAR) and the Serious Games Institute at Coventry University.
January 11, 2013 Initial Release