VitalPAC is a unique clinical software system that enables nurses and doctors to record important clinical data at the bedside, analyse it instantly, and summon help when needed.
VitalPAC makes sure that patients are properly monitored, as often as needed, whilst in hospital. It sends messages to senior colleagues if a patient deteriorates and tracks their response. Ultimately, VitalPAC helps clinical staff identify deteriorating patients earlier, enables faster interventions, reduces complications and helps prevent unnecessary deaths.
VitalPAC is used in many hospitals across the UK. Since introducing VitalPAC, these hospitals have seen:
VitalPAC improves outcomes and, because it’s easy to use, staff quickly adopt it. Training is easy and, once completed, clinicians can spend more time with patients and less time filling out forms. VitalPAC reduces hospital costs as well – because patients get better more quickly and because less time is needed to collect operational data.
VitalPAC is a great research tool as well. Millions of observation sets have now been captured on the system and this data is being used by researchers to investigate important clinical issues. For example, the new ViEWS (VitalPAC Early Warning Score) was published in August 2010, providing the most accurate way of identifying deteriorating patients.
To find out more about VitalPAC, please visit the VitalPAC website, or click on the links in the left menu.