Our ban remains in place as the identified problems haven’t been rectified and now more than ever we have major concerns about the system’s limitations as it doesn’t allow for handover of clinical information when patients are transferred from one crew to another.
Rendezvous are occurring frequently between the North West and Northern crews and ramping continues to be a problem plaguing our health system particularly at the LGH.
In the interest of safety for those members needing to handle paper case reports or other paper-based forms such as the NEPTS interfacility paperwork, we provide the following advice:
Normal protocols apply regarding patient care records. These are the approved service alternate methods of keeping/tracking patient records, are part of the ATSEP procedure (soon to be ATEP), and paper records are done in times of network and hardware failure.
Toughbooks are in limited supply and some are in disrepair requiring crew to crew handover of units. They are a potential contamination/transmission surface as they may be exposed to hot zones and there are multiple ‘droplet hiding places on this equipment’, and it’s not just the tops of the keys and flat surfaces that may be contaminated.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Kennedy via HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email@example.com