The agility and flexibility of mobile Devices and Solutions in the Health sector, has been proven using the AMS mobility platform and Samsung devices.
What follows is the unedited feedback from Kidz First Community Nurses who look after children discharged from hospital. Mobile Health at it’s best.
- Full assessment treatment and documentation time reduced to approx 12-14 minutes per child, previously this was approx 20-25 minutes.
- Downloaded anaphylaxis and St Johns ambulance forms and sent to parent for medic alert documents negating need for second visit.
- Organised mobility taxi to avoid clinic DNA
- Documentation complete during visit, only GP form to write post visit.
- Emails sent to my work address whilst waiting for appointment reducing wasted time.
- Address not on paper map. Google maps had street facilitating visit I would otherwise have abandoned.
- Google maps worked out how to get to unknown destination and time to destination allowing me to better organise appt times with other families.
- Camera used to capture image of equipment needed that I was unfamiliar with allowing for right resource to be delivered in timely manner.
- Equipment photo taken as supplies delivered incorrectly and matter resolved immediately with new and correct supplies delivered to family.
All information to hand
- Acute patient, mom asking re dose of antibiotics, able to check on line at visit to advice if within correct range. We currently do not have a medication handbook we use out on the roads.
- Telephone contacts available at all times.
- Checked pharmacy ability to fill dietician prescription and organised home delivery by local outlet
- Internet search for obesity support for children
- Used heart circulation video to reinforce information previously offered by cardiologist.
- Vector power site search for funding for support for child using oxygen concentrator who cannot afford power bills
- Frank Schann paediatric drug dosages app to check prescriptions
Flexibility of digital “form”
- Nurse can adjust document in a timely manner to enable use within the community. Not having to wait for long periods of time to do this.
- Nurse is able to develop document that is easy to use and relevant to service, rather than outside people creating.
Able to maxmise full power of mobile device
- Enteral feeding You Tube video for family teaching
- Googled unknown syndrome amongst others whilst with parent to aid assessment and familial understanding.
- Conversion table, and calculator apps used daily with premature infants.
- Translator app used for acute assessments negating need for translation services personnel.
- Nutricia site used to problem solve in the home when pump failed during child’s feed.
- Notebook app used as reminder pad.
- Voice app used to record stridor and determine development necessitating hospital admission as stridor increasing and affecting feeding ability.
- One of our patients requires you tube videos for distraction during infusion, no other distraction works. Starship had advised us of this previously and they have tablets they use for distraction therapy. Using You Tube videos on phone have enabled us to comfort the child and provide care.
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