Today’s healthcare challenges have an immediate and direct impact on patient safety. The majority of Healthcare Organisations and Clinicians will identify with one or more of the below challenges within their own environment.
|Deteriorating Patients||Provides over 6 hrs advanced warning of instability, providing earliest possible intervention|
|Pressure to speed up patient journey through the hospital||Provides objective & consistent discharge process at each stage of the patient journey|
|Alarm Fatigue||High sensitivity and specificity – Visensia® alerts are validated and appropriate compared to single channel alarms|
|Increasing Insurance Premiums||Premiums can be mitigated due to the proven Visensia® risk reduction capabilities|
|Delay in Patient Escalation||FDA cleared / CE marked. Fully automated alerting system highlighting the need for imminent intervention & escalation|
|Avoidable Deaths||Provides automated prediction of adverse events around the clock|
|Availability of Skilled Nursing Staff||Allows the prioritisation of available nursing skills to most acute patients|
In the UK, the National Patient Safety Agency’s analysis of serious patient safety incidents revealed that 11% of deaths were related to “deterioration not recognised or not acted upon”, and that the “process can fail by not taking observations, not recognising early signs of deterioration, not communicating observations causing concern and not responding to concerns appropriately” References: [NPSA – Safer care for the acutely ill patient: learning from serious incidents 2007]
Failure to recognise…failure to communicate
Visensia® – The Safety Index™ provides a single, highly reliable data point for caregivers to refer to when communicating a patient’s condition to other team members.Visensia® is effective because it can be trusted and helps to prevent “failure to recognise” by facilitating early identification of patients at risk.
Visensia® helps eliminate “failure to communicate” in crisis situations by providing a single health status index that all clinical team members can recognise, reference and respond to.
Accelerate response times. Having a reliable pre-crisis alert tool for Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and other clinical teams can help improve response time system wide, leading to enhanced patient safety and outcomes
Issues with traditional paper based Early Warning Scoring Systems – Track & Trigger systems in the Inpatient – Acute Hospital Care setting have been highlighted in a number of recent news articles and clinical studies and a solution to aid caregivers to better identify deteriorating patients through simplification and automated risk identification to improve patient safety is required.
A solution like Visensia® – The Safety Index™ can be the next vital step in helping to overcome these challenges…