Intelligent infusion management system helps Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital to build “no-bell" smart wards

“The nurse is right on time. The drips are just done.” This is what the inpatients and their families in Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital often said, as they are impressed by the hospital’s timely nursing service. All this is not due to nurse's "wonderful foresight", but their new “assistant”—Lachesis close-loop infusion management system (CIMS).

Established in 1960, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital (The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong First Medical University) is a comprehensive first-class hospital at Grade 3 integrating medical treatment, teaching, scientific research, rehabilitation, health care, prevention and first aid.

The CIMS hangs an infusion monitor on the infusion support at the patients’ bedside. This small monitor can monitor the infusion volume in real time by ultra-gravity induction, accurately monitor the remaining volume and infusion rate, and then transfer the data to the server platform—the monitoring screen of the nurse station and the portable PDA in the nurses’ hands via Bluetooth, thus achieving accurate monitoring and closed-loop management of the entire infusion process.

Infusion monitor

Due to reasons such as surgery and fasting, patients with colorectal and anal surgery require a large transfusion volume and long infusion time and have always frequented Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital. During the outbreak of COVID-19, the strict implementation of the "One Bed, One Companion" system throughout the hospital has complicated the nursing operations during infusion, but the application of CIMS has made the work quality remain uncompromised.

Nurses can remotely check the patients’ infusion speed and remaining volume through the large display at the nurse station or the portable PDA. When a patient's remaining fluid volume is less than 5ml, the bed number on the remote monitoring screen will immediately turn red. Meanwhile, an intelligent prompt will be on the large screen and the PDA to remind the nurses of refilling the fluid or withdrawing the needle.

When a patient encounters infusion abnormality, transfusion extravasation and other situations during infusion and there is no family companion nearby, the infusion monitor will immediately display the patient’s infusion situation on the monitoring screen, and inform the nurse to take timely actions at the first instant. This not only guarantees the safety of the patients’ infusion, but also makes the work of nurses more in order, truly creating "no bell" smart wards with patients at ease and nurses relieved.

Patients spoke highly of the infusion monitor

It is understood that, since the second half of 2019, the Nursing Department of Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital has tried Lachesis Smart Wards in colorectal and anus surgery division. After smart wards are launched, Lachesis CIMS has reduced the number of times of nurses going to and from the ward, so that nurses can manage their time more scientifically and patients can feel more relieved during infusion.

Sources of articles and images

Official Account of Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital