Healthcare providers concerns about staff wellbeing, stress and burnout, it’s never been more critical to improve daily workflows for clinicians. The importance of providing access to accurate information at the point of care can mean the difference between excellent care, a staff resignation or making a critical error which leads to a patient’s rapid decline in health – or worse.
With clinicians spending a high percentage of shifts walking between patients’ bedsides and suitable (and available) workstations to find a device with battery life, these delays can slow down patient treatment and result in longer recovery times. Inefficient working can increase the risk of errors, from ordering incorrect tests to recording inaccurate information. Laptops and tablets are unsuitable for multiple practitioners to work collaboratively with a patient. Display screen size makes all the difference to successful work and patient outcomes and, when inadequate, piles stress onto already overworked workers and runs the risk of clinicians overlooking or missing critical information.
Powered medical carts are an efficient option to allow continuity of care from the ED to the ICU, imaging to theatre, wards to outpatients. Accommodating a larger height-adjustable screen they are essential for ward rounds with perhaps five people all reading patient records.
Empowered with the right information, all those within the ecosystem of a patient’s care have confidence in their ability to make the right decisions. Especially within intensive care departments, where space around the bedside is at a premium. Phlebotomy and vaccination teams use specially designed powered carts for fast access to information and mobile label printing, with lockable drawers to store all needles and syringes securely. Visiting clinicians, including dieticians, physiotherapists, and mental health teams have immediate access from this mobile hub for patient information