As the largest and most prestigious local hospital, Sunderland Royal Hospital has been providing a substantial range of specialized service to around 860,000 people, many of whom are from outside of the Sunderland area, for decades. But now the demand is rapidly expanding. Hospital staff are struggling to handle the heavy workload and the shortage of rooms and medical resources due to the increasing number of older patients.
An Innovative Move for Patient's Dignity
The system consists of 18 single-bed units. Each unit is isolated from one another and completely soundproofed. The clinicians' side is designed with a special ceiling-to-floor electronic glass wall to provide visibility, but can be turned opaque to protect the patient's privacy just by flipping a switch. Every design for the ICCU – the layout, the technology applied, the equipment used – is intended to reduce the risk of cross-infections and to secure a safe ICU environment.
A Vigorous Solution to the ICCU
To protect patient safety and prevent cross-infections, Sunderland Royal Hospital requires their nursing staff to do all paper work outside the units. However, care needs to be provided at bedside. Is there a better patient monitoring solution that allows them to have it both ways?
After looking around the market, Dr. Paul McAndrew, the consultant of Sunderland Royal Hospital in Anesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine, found the solution – the Mindray BeneVision N22 patient monitor can meet all their needs in terms of patient data collection, storage, display and analysis. In alignment with their dynamic work style, the device serves as a vigorous and efficient solution to the heavy workload of the ICCU.
The device covers a wide range of physiological measurements, even some innovative parameters such as rSO2. And these patient data which were traditionally noted down on casebooks, can now be safely organized and stored on the hospital's internal network – makes it easy to review.
Besides, BeneVision N22 supports a secondary screen as an additional display, which is exactly the same size as the main screen – 22-inches, and provides multi-touch gesture control, brightness auto-adjustment, and alarm light. It perfectly solves the hospital's problem – the secondary screen is placed right against the window for nursing staff to check through the glass wall at any point. Even when the glass turns opaque, the vivid-color display enables numbers and letters to be just as clearly readable.
The secondary screen is placed right against the window for nursing staff to check through the glass wall at any point.
The Key to A Smarter Medical World
As the technical lead of the hospital, Dr. Paul McAndrew realized that they need more than a device with advanced functionality. They need it to be intelligent too, to catch up to the young and fast-moving trends, and to secure the best possible outcome of their state-of-the-art ICCU.
This idea then inspired BeneVision N Series in many aspects, particularly in the development of the Clinical Assistive Applications (CAA), a series of intelligent built-in tools that can automatically visualize complex clinical data into simple view.
The change in colors by HemoSight shows the change of ScvO2 and SvO2.
SepsisSight gives a therapeutic decision model based on data analysis.
Remarkably, the applications are even able to suggest a therapeutic decision model based on intelligent data analysis over related parameters. By referring to the model suggested, clinicians can make confident clinical decisions in a highly efficient way, thus saving more time for patient care.
Satisfying the needs for intelligence and efficiency, BeneVision N22 offers Sunderland Royal Hospital the key to a smarter medical world. Now, the hospital is looking into a brighter future where this long-standing partnership with Mindray will continue and bring more intelligent and younger technological power that will reshape the prospect of healthcare.
Dr. Paul McAndrew, Consultant in Anesthetics & Intensive Care Medicine, Sunderland Royal Hospital
Dave McNicholas, ICCU Manager, Sunderland Royal Hospital