Formerly known as Vitalpac, CareFlow Vitals is a mobile clinical system that allows users to capture patients' clinical observations and assessments. CareFlow Vitals can calculate early warning scores (EWS) based on national standards such as NEWS2, or using algorithms provided by customers. CareFlow Vitals will display patients’ schedules, clinical information, alerts and locations.
It is fully rolled out in 33 Trusts in over 750 wards, capturing over 6.5 million observations a month.
Key components of CareFlow Vitals:
Vitals enables a clinician to take patient observations electronically, removing the need for paper charts all together. A nurse can manage scheduled observations based on clinical need, reducing the time spent on routine tasks and freeing up staff time for care. Patient deterioration is detected early and escalated to the relevant doctor or specialist team.
Assessments and screening
These procedures are completed at the bedside with full connectivity to pathology and radiology results. Common Vitals assessments include dementia screening, VTE, nutritional & alcohol assessments.
The powerful and scalable alerting capability ensures that subscriptions are configured to suit different workflows. This functionality helps users receive selected, immediate updates on a patient as soon as an alert is triggered.
This module simplifies the task of monitoring a patient’s fluid balance by integrating the electronic recording of a patient’s fluid inputs and outputs with observations. This intuitive functionality allows clinical staff to record the volume and nature of each fluid input and output accurately.
Our Sepsis module delivers comprehensive functionality to identify, risk-stratify and audit the delivery of appropriate care for patients with potential sepsis, in accordance with published guidance. The module also supports all key indicators required by the national CQUIN “Reducing the impact of serious infection”.
The IPC functionality (Infection Prevention and Control) acts as a permanent early warning system of potential infection outbreaks. Identifying potential sources of new infections early can lead to a dramatic reduction in the number of outbreaks. This enables a Trust to make major savings whilst improving patient care and significantly reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections.
Fully rolled out in
observations taken every month