Did you know alerts and alarms can help improve patient safety, reducing the risk of sepsis?
How? By sending proactive alert and alarm notifications directly to care team members on their mobile devices – when and where they need them most. Advantages:
Early Warnings of Deterioration Speed Sepsis Risk Response
Augusta Health has saved nearly 300 lives that could have been lost to sepsis through an automated process that uses Vocera technology for alerting.
Pain Assessment Reminders Help Prevent Drug Overuse
Caregivers need to receive timely reminders to assess pain levels and administer medications.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital sends a “nudge” notiﬁcation over the Vocera Platform to a nurse who hasn’t updated a patient’s pain score within 45 minutes of administering pain medication. The nurse can respond directly to the notiﬁcation with the pain score, which will automatically update in the EHR.
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Bed Exit Alarms Help Prevent Falls
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reduced falls by 11 percent and fall-related injuries by 60 percent in its ﬁrst year of sending bed exit notiﬁcations to care team members on their mobile devices, resulting in $1.27 million in savings.
Prioritizing Physiological Alarms Helps Curb Interruptions
According to The Joint Commission, 85 to 99 percent of alarms don’t require clinical intervention. Filtering out the noise so only actionable alarms are delivered can reduce the risks associated with alarm fatigue.
Staten Island University Hospital reduced the number of alarms sent to nurses on their smartphones from 13,000 to 1,000 per day after implementing an alarm management system to deliver only actionable alarms with clinical context.
Sepsis Alerts Need to Be:
- Accurate or highly specific and include nursing / provider documentation.
- Reliable, reaching the caregiver with the right information, at the right time, in the right way.
- Actionable, providing clear instructions on next steps
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