With all monitoring capabilities in one place, nurses no longer wasted time looking for separate pieces of equipment. And, scanning the GS1 patient wristband beforehand improved patient safety by ensuring a positive patient identification.
Results were updated in real time, directly onto the patient record – eliminating the risk of transcription errors.
All in all, the time taken to complete observations for each patient fell from 5 minutes 11 seconds to 3 minutes 22 seconds – that is 109 seconds given back for each individual observation carried out.
The trust is now planning to roll this out to the rest of the hospital.