Many hospitals across Europe do not have an effective emergency call system, in cases such as emergency intubation and resuscitation where rapid help is needed.
Help is often called in a confused and chaotic way which is stressful for staff and, moreover, life threatening for patients. Delays in the right support arriving can adversely affect the patients outcomes and can lead to unnecessary clinical complications. Speedy and efficient arrival of help in such situations would lead to a significant improvement in patient outcomes, improve the use of staff resources, and significantly reduce stress for staff. In addition, a smart solution would enable the collation and analysis of data to enable learning and further improve outcomes.
The requirement is for a smart, reliable and resilient communication solution that can be seamlessly introduced into the existing theatres, emergency departments and intensive care units. The solution should be able to alert the specifically required staff 24/7 and direct them to where they are needed to minimise delay. The solution will also collate and facilitate an analyse of data that will lead to learning and further improvements in the system and patient/staff outcomes. It should be low carbon, easy to maintain and easily implemented in a range of hospital situations.
Project contact: Indrė Klimantavičienė