The Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia, Seinäjoki Region, has been using Medanets mobile point-of-care app already since 2012. Today, the hospital district is using the app across the Seinäjoki Central Hospital.
Their solution package includes observation values, monitored patients, and the Early Warning Score (EWS) system for identifying a patient’s deteriorating condition.
Comments by nurses about Medanets app
The mobile solutions help to make the work of nurses easier and more streamlined. Work becomes easier and more streamlined when patient data can be documented and seen immediately while with the patient, without double documenting.
”It makes nursing faster and easier when you don’t have to enter measurements anywhere else.”
”It’s precise, it’s quick. Data gets transferred with a single click.”
“Using it is fast and easy. You don’t even have to count the points yourself.”
”The application provides guidance according to our directions. We can change these if necessary in collaboration with Medanets.”
”The same measured parameter values are transferred to EHR for other uses as well.”
”EHR displays the measurement results trend.”
”The application displays the patient’s previous measurement result as well. As a nurse, you can compare this with what you just measured and see the trend between the two measurements immediately.”
Detecting warning signs of deteriorating patient
The hospital district was among the first ones to introduce the Medanets app’s EWS feature. The features of the Medanets app are always tailored according to the customer’s wishes. For example, the suggestions for development received from nurses are being taken into account and responded to in the way the app functions. The main thing is to develop the solution so that it will function with the nursing processes as seamlessly as possible.
With the new nursing practice, IT was requested by the intensive care unit to provide a solution for the need for EWS documentation. The technical solution of Medanets complemented the application components acquired previously in just the right way. The adaptability of EWS to the required documentation parameters gives the right kind of support to nurses and doctors making treatment decisions.Markku Stenman, Data system manager, Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia
The Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia piloted the EWS feature first at two units, the emergency unit and the abdominal surgery unit. Now the hospital district is expanding the use of EWS to other units as well. As for the features for observation values and monitored patients, these have been introduced at several units already in 2014.