Mobile Vital Signs Data Capture with Mobile Vitals PlusTM
Lower acuity, non-critical care environments, such as med-surg and general wards, are some of the busiest areas in the hospital, often having the highest patient census. In these areas vital signs data collection is typically periodic and needs to be done on multiple patients. This means that clinicians in these areas have little time for direct patient care.
If these units are manually charting, more challenges result. First of all, clinicians often don't have time to enter vitals into the patient's record until hours after they were collected, often at the end of the their shift. This means that clinical decisions can be made on old vitals. And manual charting leads to charting errors, charting duplication and workarounds.
Capsule's Mobile Vitals Plus application fixes these challenges. It allows clinical staff to automatically capture, validate and send vitals for multiple patients right from the point of care and all in a way that integrates with the existing clinical work process. This means that clinicians can spend more time on direct patient care.
1.works with the hospitals existing vital signs monitors so hospitals can leverage the investment they've already made and use devices their clinical staff has already been trained on
2.fits within the design and existing workflow of the unit because the Capsule Neuron is mounted on the roll stand with the vital signs monitor the hospital is already using
3.enables the automatic capture, validation and submission of vitals right from the bedside ensure that vital signs are charted accurately
4.improves the timeliness of vitals documentation
5.ensures that vital signs are charted accurately since they are captured right from the vital signs check monitor
6.reduces charting duplication and workarounds
7.enhances clinical decision-making since vitals are readily available in the patient's record
8.allows the clinician to spend more time on direct patient care
This is a truly unique way of handling mobile vital signs data capture. A design that fits the workflow, that allows for automated vitals documentation, validation and additional data entry at the point of care, and that allows the clinician to submit the information right away to the EMR and then quickly move on to the next patient, without having to carry another hand-held device or log into another workstation. This is the Capsule way of connectivity - why?, because Capsule knows what it takes to connect.