Kauvery Hospital launches App for Critical Care Services
Kauvery Hospital announced the launch of a dedicated Critical Care App on Feb 3rd 2016. This app has been developed in Chennai as a collaborative effort with the Greater Manchester Critical Care Network, UK. The app will act as a quick reference guide for clinical staff providing a systematic and structured ABCDE approach for recognising and responding to acutely ill patients.
Dr.Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive Director, Kauvery Hospital shared his thoughts on this collaborative effort. "The goal of the collaboration between Greater Manchester Critical Care Network and Kauvery Hospital is to support excellence in clinical education as a means to provide high quality care for all healthcare organisations throughout the world. It has been an extension of Kauvery's philosophy to ensure health for all irrespective of geographical boundaries and to this end, the app will be free to download on iOS & Android platforms worldwide. In addition to clinical pathways the app will also provide an aid to promote good communication between health care professionals using the internationally approved SBAR technique."
One of the main aims of the programs as well as the App is to help reduce damage caused by Sepsis.
"Sepsis is a common condition where an infection triggers an extreme immune response, resulting in widespread inflammation, organ failure and blood clotting." Severe sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems affecting millions of people around the world each year and a major cause of death in hospitals. Several studies have demonstrated that early recognition and timely provision of appropriate therapy can improve survival in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. The app supports doctors and nurses to quickly assess and identify patients with "sepsis screening tool" and act as an aide memoire to deliver life saving interventions in a timely manner explained Dr. N. Sridhar, Consultant in Critical Care, Kauvery Hospital.