Critical care demands precision and accuracy- The newest solution e-Bridge Workflow, provides just that. Workflow gives first responders the tools they need to treat patients en route while giving the waiting ED all of the information it needs to prepare for arrival. GPS tracking, video clips of stroke assessment, clear, readable EKG’s- once a goal for the future, these features are available right now.
Perhaps the most innovative feature of Workflow is its live-streaming capabilities. In the past, data transfer was choppy and delayed. EMS forwarded information to the ED, who forwarded that information to the doctor. The doctor responded to the ED, who then forwarded that response back to EMS. Unfortunately, critical care situations are too…well…critical to be treated like a game of “Who’s on first??” Workflow streamlines the process by connecting all parties into a live case environment.
The process is simple. As soon as first responders send the alert a call begins, a case number is assigned, and a clock begins to run. That clock runs until treatment is complete. During the call, any member of the team can add information that is recorded, timestamped and instantly accessible to anyone on the call. Through GPS tracking, the ED can track arrival of both EMS and staff (i.e. an incoming cath team). Finally, once EMS completes the patient handoff, they remain connected until end of treatment, making them accessible for additional questions and giving them the opportunity to follow the case to completion.
Workflow isn’t just a perfect tool for staff during a critical care situation. Even after the clock stops and the case closes, all of the information is stored in e-Bridge, making it easy for supervisors to tap into for training and hospital certification maintenance. With everything stored digitally, by category and with individual case numbers, any team member can easily pull it up and use it for research and procedural improvements.
For workflow to be effective, flexibility in the process set-up is key. Each healthcare organization works similar yet with different processes and requirements. Flexibility in the configuration of your mobile workflow platform helps you define and improve programs for STROKE, Sepsis, and others like programs for opioid overdose, responder fatigue, patient hand-off procedures and more. A proper workflow application will handle all the needs your teams face while allowing quality control and course correction to improve the overall patient outcomes and organizations effectiveness.
Call GD today and start the clock on improved critical care with Workflow or visit general-devices.com/workflow