Silver Chain launched a new and improved wound care module earlier this year, which is available on both smartphone and tablet devices and aims to improve outcomes for clients with wounds.
Silver Chain Deputy Director of Clinical and Home Hospital Services, Anne Capes, said every client is assessed and given an individualised care plan, which details what is being used to treat the wound.
“The module ensures that all clients have an electronic assessment and care plan, replacing the previous paper based system. This information will now also be used to map healing rates and times and cost of healing through the module,” Anne said.
The benefit of this electronic solution is that any member of the team involved in client care can immediately access the most recent assessment and care plan.
“The reporting capacity of the module allows our team to view the outcomes of any wound treatment based on many variables including individual clients, wound categories, types of wound, the consumable used to treat the wound and healing rates,” Anne explained.
“Greater insight into healing rates and times for various wound categories will have a major impact. Our nurses will be able to redesign care plans to meet an individual client’s needs, based on actual data derived from clients with a similarly categorised wound.”
More than 250 nurses across metropolitan Perth and regional Western Australia have undergone intensive face-to-face training and have participated in further assessments to ensure they are entering reliable and credible data.
Silver Chain is currently treating a total of 3,529 wounds.