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The Patient ED Chart is central to patient care.
Show on ED Status Board
Once the patient has been Triaged, if they have not been discharged, they will be moved to another area within the ED for further treatment, to be seen by a doctor or admitted to the ED for longer term observation / treatment. The ED status board layout is a "live" picture of the occupancy within the Emergency Department. While it is managed via a PC screen, ideally it would be a projected on wall display much like what you would see behind the counter at McDonalds or airport departure lounge.
This gives the nursing staff, doctors, etc., live access to wide array of patient information, cubical status and much more. This would be far more efficient than using a standard white board. This is not to be confused with the 'Admission' layout, the intent is to show all patients within the ED; admitted, pre-admitted and those receiving treatment who will not require admission.
On presentation at the Emergency Department, the patient's details can be easily checked and amended if required. Also their attendance details can be added (mode of arrival, referral source and previous attendances etc.). Both by clicking a simple button.
Other buttons on the ED Patients Check In Layout allow the user to view the GP Referral, Discharge the patient and begin the process of admitting the patient as an In-Patient.
So far the features of the ED Patients Check In Layout are pretty standard, this begins to change with the pop-up Triage layout.
As we have said before, PatientManager is a virtually paperless EDIS / EHR software solution, from this layout the Triage nurse has access to the patient's details, GP Referral, and most importantly any previous ED charts, BUFS (Blood, Urine, Faecal and Swab lab results) charts and prescribed medication charts.
The goal is to give nurses and doctors instant access to the patients entire medical history and data.
The ED Patients Check In Layout is for the registration of all patients arriving at the Emergency Department.
Features looking from left to right...
Time and information are keywords in patient care. Many patients arrive at the Emergency Department following a referral from their GP (Doctor). The information relating to their condition can be conveyed to the hospital by several means;
Within an Emergency Department, there is nothing that generates more difficulty and issues, then when a patient arrives without ID and is unable to communicate - A John / Jane Doe.
Especially if the patient is badly injured or has suffered a major trauma, missing information can delay essential treatment, while critical data is freshly obtained i.e. blood type etc.
PatientManager stores very detailed information on each patient including photo ID, personal information, personal carers / NOK, Insurance, GP. Every field is searchable singularly or as part of a group.This means over 40 different searchable field to identify or confirm the identity of the patient. This makes positive identification highly probable and greatly lowers the risk of the patient being a John / Jane Doe. A large comments field can be also used to add additional searchable data, such as an identifiable birth mark, scars etc.
Within this module there will also be access to full In / Out patient history, an audit log tracking all data changes and an 'actions' tab for access to additional tasks such as printing labels etc.
Each module's homepage (layout) will have a common visual theme.
This is the main administrative area of PatientManager. This gives an "Admin" level user to make comprehensive changes across the database without needing assistance from CompassAFM. For example:
Well over the last couple of weeks we have been experimenting with various ideas for a home layout and this is where for the meantime what we will use...
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