To support person centred care.
During the early part of the pandemic, Mid and South Essex partners invested in Whzan digital health boxes to support closer monitoring of care home residents. The digital health monitoring devices monitor oxygen, heart rates and are providing important information for health care professionals when a person becomes unwell. The Whzan blue box is able to produce key health information and a NEWS2 score which can show if a person is deteriorating. This has been particularly beneficial for paramedics.
“…the equipment itself was praised by paramedics on several occasions, it saves crucial time and provides in depth knowledge fast in emergency situations. We have also found a way to print copies of the charts where required which is great to provide to external health professionals, or store for our records.”Longwood Place, Care Home
Example of Whzan impact
- Thurrock Care Home experienced Covid outbreak pre Whzan.
- Care Home Manager moved into the home, very poorly patients, GP practise consumed by calls.
- Whzan introduced into the home with training provided by EPUT training team.
- Second outbreak of COVID-19 experienced.
- Signs of COVID found earlier, situation completely different as a result.
- Life and clinical time saved as a result.
Whzan is available in 242 homes out of 304 in mid and south Essex, this is the impact (results as of September 2021), fewer attendances at A&E where Whzan is used. Most GP practices are also connected to Whzan through SystmOne reporting of results.
|Care Homes with Whzan||A&E Attendances % increase on 20/21||NEL Admissions % increase on 20/21|
|Yes||267 (10.06%)||171 (8.16%)|
|No||182 (40.72%)||109 (37.33%)|