YOU CAN. MedLite ID reduces the time it takes to trace the primary / emergency medication infusion line by 1-2 minutes per patient, per line tracing. This could reduce a 16-bed intensive care unit’s exposure to COVID-19 by up to two hours per 12-hour shift.
Standard line-tracing and best practices require caregivers to be in close proximity to patients and can increase their exposure to COVID-19. When you combine the complexity of care related to multiple IV infusions, heavier workloads and the necessity of using nurses with less critical care experience, it is important to be as efficient as possible and protect your staff from this highly contagious disease.
MEDLITE ID CAN HELP:
MedLite ID is a simple, innovative technology designed to improve patient care, safety and staff efficiency by reducing line tracing by up to one-minute per task (see DSU Clinical study). In addition to the improved efficiency, nurses in the DSU study also found that MedLite ID also made the line-tracing process less stressful.
Projected Benefit While Caring for COVID-19 Patients:
Hypothesis: A mid-sized hospital ICU unit has 16 beds. If 60% of those patients have an average of eight infusion lines, that would be 9.6 beds. Each patient’s IV site is checked every two hours when the nurse enters the room to reposition the patient.
- 9.6 patients with four lines would result in reducing time of exposure by approximately 57.6 minutes per unit per 12-hour shift.
- Line-tracing for these patients with eight lines could result in approximately two hours reduction in exposure to COVID-19 per unit per 12-hour shift.