Vocera Communications announced that Royal Stoke University Hospital has deployed the Vocera Badge across its emergency department to streamline communication and collaboration.
A nurse, doctor, or other care team member can wear the hands-free communication devices, which were funded by a grant to support the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, under personal protective equipment (PPE).
Healthcare workers can use the voice-controlled Badge to connect and collaborate hands-free, even in isolation, while scrubbed in, or in PPE — by saying a name, role or team.
“We are a big hospital with many compartmentalized divisions and reaching the right clinician is the key to providing better patient care. The Vocera Badge allows us to quickly communicate, reduce delays, and increase responsiveness,” Dr. Brijesh Patel, Emergency Medicine Consultant at Royal Stoke University Hospital, said.
A nurse, doctor, or other care team member wearing a Badge can use voice commands to reach a specific person, request supplies, or get help.
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust also plans to implement the solution in the emergency department at County Hospital in Stafford.
“We support University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and the frontline workers at Royal Stoke University Hospital as they care for patients, families and the community throughout the pandemic and beyond,” said Brent Lang, Chairman and CEO for Vocera.