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e-Observations

Formerly known as Vitalpac, CareFlow Vitals is our market leading electronic observation and decision support system designed to improve patient safety and outcomes.  It monitors and analyses patient vital signs to identify deteriorating conditions and provide risk scores to trigger escalation pathways.

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:

Electronic observations
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.

Alerts
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.

Fluid management
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.

Sepsis
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”.

Outbreak control
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. 

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e-Observations system now underpins mobile clinical care at Barnsley Hospital

How CareFlow Vitals has helped to improve care and patient flow.

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Fully rolled out in

33

Trusts

750

wards

6.5m

observations taken every month