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Dr Keir Philip

Keir is a general medical junior doctor working for Barts Health NHS Trust, and dancer in residence for the organisation Vital Arts. Keir started working as a dancer and dance teacher over 14 years ago, and has worked as a doctor in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa for the last 5 years. He has led multiple projects utilising the arts to contribute to holistic approaches to health, including dance based rehabilitation for people with multi drug resistant tuberculosis in South Africa, and hip fracture rehabilitation in east London. Keir is passionate about re-humanising health for patients, their families and staff.

Recent Posts

Can Respiratory Rate monitoring help identify patient deterioration?

Posted by Dr Keir Philip on Dec 15, 2020 2:30:00 PM

The clinical science behind Respiratory Rate as an Early Indicator of patient deterioration. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) state that the respiratory rate (RR) is the most sensitive marker to indicate a deterioration in a patient’s clinical status (NICE 2007). Research studies repeatedly and consistently support such statements into early predictors of adverse clinical events such as cardiac arrest and deterioration requiring ITU admission (Fieselmann 1997, Hodgetts 2002, Goldhill 2005, Subbe 2003).

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Topics: Patient Safety, Respiratory Monitoring