Our everyday lives are surrounded by technology and equipment. The personal equipment we use daily include devices that we regularly have to check before using; and have to replace when they are not working (razors, hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves, etc). If we have equipment failures in our daily lives it might be an inconvenience, but it is something that can be dealt with easily. If we have technology failures in our daily lives (cell phones, laptops, tablets, etc) most of us jump to fix it as soon as possible.
What about hospital equipment that is potentially life-saving? When was the last time your critical life-saving equipment was checked? Last week? Yesterday? Today, when staff changed shifts? do you know? Even in a real time digital world many healthcare facilities are still using pen and paper to track compliance and daily checks of their life saving equipment. We don’t track the readiness of our personal daily devices by pen and paper so why would we with extremely important hospital equipment?
Do you discuss the status of your life saving equipment during daily safety huddles? Have you ever been asked to report on your equipment and had to say you don’t know if a crash cart is ready to save a life? EoScene’s ReadyCheck tool eliminates those paper logs and creates a management process for daily equipment checks. The process is more than just keeping notes; it layers notifications, escalations, and real-time reports to ensure that you always know the status of your life saving equipment.
In a world where we manage such things as, grocery lists, calendars, to-do lists, and so much more, using our phones or computers, why wouldn’t we apply this lifestyle to healthcare. Logging daily checks through pen and paper should be a thing of the past. Life-saving equipment needs to be tracked in a way that healthcare facilities can be ready to react as soon as possible whenever it stops working. EoScene is ready to help you automate your healthcare lifestyle and make you more prepared to get to any data you may need at any time.