15 January Digital Support for Triage in Emergency Rooms January 15, 2021 By Gina Wurms healthcare |Bluetooth Low Energy|, |server based| 0 A tracking solution supports staff in the emergency department with the treatment and prioritization of patients. At a glance localization of patients within the hospital overview of available resources analysis and optimization of processes Problem Definition With a high volume of patients in the emergency department, it is not always possible to treat every patient immediately. Prioritization of medical assistance may therefore become necessary. Solution When registering in the emergency room, each patient receives a beacon wristband that can be used to determine their position. Staff can then view the location and all important information regarding the patient in a comprehensive dashboard. In the hectic work environment in the emergency room, one glance at the dashboard provides information on where each patient is located at the moment, which rooms are currently available or where there is still capacity for more patients, and how many patients are still waiting for treatment. In addition, it can be displayed which step of the treatment process a patient is currently in. This overview supports staff in prioritizing treatments and ensures that patients are treated as promptly as possible. Optionally, the collected position data can be used for analysis purposes. Among other things, the waiting times, the time required for the individual treatment steps and the utilization of the treatment rooms can be monitored. Based on this data, optimization potential can be revealed. Technical Implementation The beacon wristbands emit signals that are received by infsoft Locator Beacons which are installed at regular intervals throughout the hospital. The information is then forwarded to an infsoft Locator Node which transmits the data to the infsoft LocAware platform® where the position is determined. Using infsoft Tracking, staff can access the position data via a browser application or mobile app and view the patients' locations on a digital map. Use Case PDF for Download Get the white paper for free Great introduction to the topic of indoor positioning Download Related Articles Tracking and Analysis of Emergency Drills By tracking emergency forces during their exercises, safety and efficiency can be improved in actual emergency situations. Read More Management of Conference Rooms Condition sensors in combination with a workflow management tool enable an efficient management of conference rooms. Read More Digital Room Signage in Office Buildings The use of E-Ink displays with an interface to the internal booking system enables efficient designation of conference rooms. Read More Improved Emergency Management for Operational Forces A tracking solution helps emergency responders to indicate hazards in unknown terrain and thus facilitates the strategic assessment of the risk situation for arriving forces. Read More Indoor Navigation and Digital Signage in Hospitals In hospitals, a wayfinding app and a digital signage solution advance the quality of patient experiences and improve facility navigation. Read More Condition Monitoring in Archive Rooms This use case by infsoft describes how a condition monitoring system ensures the long-term preservation of sensitive documents in archive rooms. Read More Comments are closed.