Improving Patient Safety

OrderComms, the online system for ordering and reporting of diagnostic tests system is rolling out and Day Medicine is one of the first areas to reap the benefits.

At the beginning of summer, Day Medicine took delivery of a new powered phlebotomy trolley equipped with a laptop and label printer.  It means that staff are now able to take bloods at the bedside, print off labels to put on the sample bottles and complete the entire request there and then.  The mobile trolley saves nurses having to walk around with labels and improves patient safety.

The system is proving very successful and it’s envisaged that more trolleys will be made available to other departments as part of the OrderComms rollout to ensure the process is as safe and secure as possible.