As a member of Cambridge University Health Partners, Royal Papworth treats more than 10,000 patients each year from across the UK. It is known for making a series of clinical breakthroughs including UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, and the world’s first triple transplant of the heart, lungs and liver in 1986.
The hospital was bestowed the Royal status in 2017 in recognition of its excellence in healthcare, research and clinical education, making it the first hospital in the East of England to have such an accolade.
Challenges of the new “heart”
- Continuous patient monitoring is required in the rooms and throughout patient transfers.
- The National Early Warning Score 2 (NEWS2) protocol needs to be adapted for the hospital’s unique cohort of patients.
- The pioneering theatre team needed a monitor that could become ‘the data hub’ which integrates a variety of devices and offering clear visualization of multiple data sources.
Continuous monitoring, leaving no gap throughout patient journey
The palm-size Mindray BeneVision N1 ensures seamless data for a streamlined workflow.
“From a nursing perspective, transporting patients is no longer a headache and there is no interruption in the patient data. This helps to reduce anxiety for the nursing staff – having robust patient monitoring is the backbone of safe patient transfer.”
Royal Papworth Hospital
Bespoken NEWS2: meeting national standards with Mindray
However, as a specialist heart and lung hospital, Papworth’s cohort of patients has a very different physiology from general patients. Mindray was able to refine the NEWS2 display, without altering the score, to enable Papworth’s clinical teams to additional parameters that are essentially crucial, such as Emesis (sickness), pain score and inspired oxygen.
Additionally, Mindray system integrating with a third-party’s mobile alarming devices allows the hospital staff to be alerted and respond to patient deterioration quickly, offering a ‘safety net’ for nurse caring for patients. For patients who have a chronically high NEWS2 score, some bespoke adjustments of the system have also been provided to make sure the alarm triggered appropriately.
A “Data Hub” with unparalleled visibility and interoperability
Importantly, Mindray monitors are interfaced with multiple information systems at Royal Papworth including the Electronic Patient Record (EPR), clinical information system for ICU and e-observation and alerting system, so that patient data are instantly accessible at any point of care.
The interoperability is also enabled by Mindray BeneLink Interfacing Module, which can integrate the monitor with multiple devices, such as ventilators, anaesthesia machines, balloon pumps, defibrillators and ECG machines. A variety of critical data can be displayed on a single monitor screen simultaneously for rapid insight into the patient’s status. Equipment in the challenging theatre environment thus can be streamlined at Royal Papworth.
By becoming a “data hub”, Mindray BeneVision patient monitoring solution provides unparalleled patient visibility and interoperability, helping the hospital inform clinical decisions, enhance clinical efficiency and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Following a robust procurement process, Royal Papworth Hospital installed 400 Mindray BeneVision N Series high-acuity patient monitors.
“Papworth provides leading-edge innovation in its field and we wanted to use technology that reflected this, with the ability to move and evolve as we move and evolve. Mindray’s solution offered the greatest scope to achieve this.”
Services Manager, Royal Papworth Hospital