Hospital directors face several large challenges in the post-pandemic era. What is becoming increasingly clear is that the staffing crisis is significantly the largest. Pandemic fatigue, underfunding, lack of investment in staff, long-term illness, and overall low morale created the perfect storm for the staffing challenge.
Gold standard patient care relies first and foremost on plentiful motivated staff and we currently have neither. This has led to many patients falling between the cracks and not receiving critical care at the vital moment.
The real burden of the pandemic is only now being realised with excess deaths in cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, and geriatrics being the highest we have ever seen.
This whole environment has been made even worse as patient perceptions of healthcare provision has plummeted resulting in many sick people not seeking medical assistance at the right time, often leading to death.
Protect Your Hospital Staff from Burnout by Reducing the Administrative Burden
In 2021, more than 400 medical workers left the NHS every week due to exhaustion and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to treating COVID-19 patients. They left to regain some semblance of normalcy and restore their work-life balance.
Real-time location services (RTLS) in the hospital setting creates real-time visibility into location of critical equipment and staff, assisting coordinators in their decisions to support healthcare professionals (HCP) to efficiently deliver the best possible care.
Lack of information leads to poor planning and allocation decisions resulting in overworked staff jeopardising patient welfare. By using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology to collect and analyse staff movement throughout your facility, you gain valuable insights for more thoughtful decision making. This helps you create more efficient processes and deploy your staff more efficiently, reducing their stress and exhaustion.
- Reduce the administrative burden on staff
- Automate repetitive, unfulfilling tasks
- Allow staff to focus more time on patient care
- Deploy medical staff effectively to improve clinical outcomes
Investing in your people increases their job satisfaction and morale while giving them the tools and resources needed to provide superior quality of care for your patients.
Technology Helps Hospital Staff to Work Smarter, Not Harder
The easiest solution to performing more with less has always been to make processes more efficient. By deploying an RTLS solution, you can track the movement of your staff members to understand how they move throughout their shift and discover redundancies in staff duties and functions that add more energy expenditure on weary nurses and technicians.
Redpoint’s UWB Solutions Improve Your Medical Staff Utilisation
With the market’s most accurate and reliable asset tracking system, Redpoint has redefined operational insight and staff utilisation in the healthcare industry.
Redpoints patented UWB technology RTLS solution is highly accurate. With our true low latency, it’s effective in dense, complex environments, making it the perfect solution for your hospital or medical institution.
Robust and flexible, you gain complete insight into how your staff moves throughout your facility. With unlimited tags to identify equipment, staff and patients, Redpoint lets you quickly create real-time visibility into the moving world.
Redpoint software solutions help you visualise activity, roadblocks, interactions, and near-miss events while tracking personnel in real-time and collecting historical data.
Click here to contact us today to learn more about how Redpoint can help you deploy your medical staff more efficiently, reducing their energy expenditure and stress, so they are less likely to experience burnout and exhaustion.