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1 SNOMED CT for OTs CPD Session 5 1 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

2 SNOMED CT for OTs SNOMED CT is an acronym Systematized* Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms The point of SNOMED CT is to record clinical data electronically & consistently in order to improve patient care From April 2015 it will be used in all electronic care records in NHS England * this is an internationally agreed term which uses the US English spelling 2 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

3 SNOMED CT for OTs The advantages of SNOMED CT are that it will provide data that can be understood and used across systems and across professions by all involved in the service user’s journey 3 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

4 SNOMED CT for OTs ‘When I use a word’, Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’ (from Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll) 4 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

5 SNOMED CT for OTs One of the important points about SNOMED is that it both requires and promotes the consistent use of unambiguous language 5 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

6 SNOMED CT for OTs Say what you mean, and mean what you say. Care records need to contain information that is: Accurate Relevant Timely Comprehensive Detailed 6 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

7 SNOMED CT for OTs OTs using language consistently SNOMED CT enhances the implementation of the COT professional standards, pertaining to record keeping, by ensuring the use of consistent and unambiguous language. 7 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

8 SNOMED CT for OTs Developing national sets of terms COT is part-way through developing national sets of terms to support OT record keeping Problems, Goals, Interventions, Outcomes To be incorporated into SNOMED CT Used in drop-down pick lists in electronic care records Quick selection through ‘predictive text’ 8 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

9 SNOMED CT for OTs Benefits of consistent use of language Consistent and trustworthy information in each care record will support: Care of the individual patient Commissioning of care pathways and care packages, based on interventions and outcomes Data required by DH and central government Clinical audit and clinical research 9 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

10 Online learning resources ELearning modules at: sandservices/icd/informspec/etd/elearning/n hselearning/snomedct 10 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

11 SNOMED CT for OTs Find out more about SNOMED CT at: sandservices/data/uktc/snomed 11 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists.

12 finding out more… SNOMED CT Useful Links An Overview of SNOMED CT - leafletAn Overview of SNOMED CT Introduction to SNOMED CT SNOMED CT – Cross Professions International Sharing of Information A good starting point Leeds Emergency Department Moorfields Eye Hospital SNOMED CT already in use The Language of Health, Clinical Coding and Terminology – via embedding informatics in the IG Training ToolThe Language of Health, Clinical Coding and Terminology SNOMED CT Beginners elearning – online moduleSNOMED CT Beginners elearning SNOMED CT Beginners elearning – downloadable version from TRUDSNOMED CT Beginners elearning SNOMED CT Webinars Learning more about SNOMED CT minute video clips Case studies 12

13 SNOMED CT for OTs Keep up to date with what the College is doing through our website specific news about SNOMED CT work is available through the COTIM newsletter, to subscribe contact if you would like to talk to the College officer who leads on this work please 13 COT CPD Session © 2013 College of Occupational Therapists. With thanks to colleagues from NHS Connecting for Health who kindly supplied the information on the previous slide (12). For full references please see accompanying document entitled Understanding SNOMED CT.


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