Trisoft launches TheatreMan Web Emergency and Trauma module to assist hospitals with time-critial patient admissions. Jimmy Smith, Senior Account Manager for Trisoft’s Health Division explains.
“We noticed a number of hospitals still relying on paper-based systems to track and monitor their emergency patients’ readiness for surgery. Knowing how every second counts, we felt these traditional inefficienct processes needed to be changed.
We wanted to create a computerised resource, to put accurate and live patient data at the fingertips of any hospital professional involved on a patient's pathway. We’ve achieved our goal with the new TheatreMan Web Emergency and Trauma module.”
Ready, steady go for emergency patients
The TheatreMan Web Emergency and Trauma module is a web-based software application that captures responses to vital patient information to determine their readiness for surgery.
System users manage emergency patients using a Red, Amber and Green traffic light system. Red status suggests the patient is not fit for surgery. Amber status, they are prepared but not completely ready. Green status, the patient can be processed through to theatre.
Only patients with a Green status appear in the main TheatreMan system: so key staff know the patients on their operating list are prepared and ready to go.
Flexible to department needs
Users of the new emergency module can configure their own set of questions to meet the needs of the patient/theatre. Questions can be set to control how a patient moves from Red through to Green status.
To monitor waiting times, when booking a patient, the NCEPOD classification can be recorded: i.e. if a patient needs surgery within 30 mins, 2, 6 or 18 hours. If that time is breached, the system user is asked to enter a reason why the patient exceeded the priority waiting time. This provides valuable intelligence for hospital management seeking to improve emergency provision.
Visibility where it is needed
As a web-based solution, the TheatreMan Web Emergency and Trauma module is accessible from any Internet enabled device connected to the Trust’s network. This allows hospital staff at all levels to view live information and collaborate on a patient’s record.