Visitors to Queen’s Hospital might notice something a little different about their care starting this week.
A growing body of research around the world has shown an association between nurse numbers and patient care, but this latest study, funded by NHS England, shows the link appears to be real and can be observed and calculated by using high quality patient data.
The avoidable death of a 42-year-old woman, who was admitted to hospital on a Friday evening with a liver abscess and died two days later having rapidly deteriorated over the weekend, prompted sweeping change at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
BMJ Quality and Safety paper: “Impact of introducing an electronic physiological surveillance system on hospital mortality”
A hospital trust has been handed nearly £200,000 to pay for a system that hospital bosses say will “revolutionise patient safety” using iPods.
BBC & Nuffield Health report uses Vitalpac evidence as an outcome example while discussing the role of technology in NHS. Vitalpac reduces deaths and norovirus outbreak “… the introduction of the monitoring system was associated with a reduction of over 700 deaths in one year at two NHS hospitals, while the other showed that the infection prevention tool was… Read More »
VitalPAC demonstrated that the introduction of its vital signs software was associated with 769 fewer deaths across two NHS hospitals (Schmidt and others, 2015), whilst introduction of its infection prevention software was associated with a 90% reduction in norovirus outbreaks (Mitchell and others, 2015).
Staff at Portsmouth NHS Trust have won an award for cutting avoidable mortality and enhancing patient safety through the use of a digital system
System C acquires The Learning Clinic
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has cut outbreaks of the norovirus winter vomiting bug by more than 90% over a five-year period.
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust has deployed the mobile electronic observations system VitalPAC to record vital signs of patients across its wards.
A software system to capture patient data on tablets at the bedside, a wearable hand hygiene monitor, and a portable self-treatment compression device for joints and muscles are among the winners of this year’s Medilink UK Awards.