Patient falls and other self-harm in the hospital are never events that lead to longer lengths of stays, reduced patient satisfaction and high costs. Traditional methods of patient monitoring, such as in-person sitters or alarms, are resource-intense and may not effectively prevent adverse events. In this context, telemedicine solutions can provide a more efficient and effective way to monitor patients visually and verbally intervene to prevent injury. Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter solutions offer innovative and specialized telehealth to keep patients safe.
Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter solution provides health systems with remote access to patient data and status, allowing for timely interventions and personalized care plans. The solution enables real-time monitoring of patient movements and behaviors, enabling healthcare providers to identify and intervene when necessary. Equum Medical's Virtual Sitter solutions also provide healthcare providers with the ability to communicate with patients in real-time, enabling a more personalized and responsive approach to care.
Equum Medical has established a national Virtual Care Collaboration Center (VCCC), which serves as a centralized approach to facilitate the sharing of expertise and best practices to bedside staff across the nation. The VCCC enables clinical teams to watch many patients simultaneously, allowing for timely interventions to avert patient harms, respond to physiologic alarms, and provide services such as discharge instructions. The controlled environment of the VCCC allows for seamless handoffs of patients from one clinician to another and flexibility in responding to emergencies such as a sudden surge in emergency room patients.
The Virtual Sitter solutions provided by Equum Medical can be deployed in a variety of settings, including acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home healthcare settings. By providing remote access to patient data and real-time monitoring, the solutions can help healthcare systems improve patient safety and reduce the burden of in-person sitters.