When the first U.S. case of the deadly MERS virus arrived at Community Hospital in Munster, Ind., management didn’t have to guess at who came into contact with the contagious patient, thanks in part to RTLS technology from Versus
“The CDC was particularly impressed and thrilled that they had data on the exact amount of contact per provider, which is data they never had before in any investigation of this type …”
Alan Kumar, MD
Chief Medical Information Officer
"From a more direct safety aspect, Versus allows us to track potential exposed patients. If a patient comes into the clinic and is later diagnosed with an infectious illness, such as tuberculosis, mumps or chickenpox, we can run a simple report that shows us any patients or staff who were in close contact long enough to be potentially exposed. Doctors can then make informed treatment decisions for those individuals."
Linda Eremic, RN
Primary Care and Shared Services
Central services staff uses Versus to verify that equipment has appropriately progressed from “dirty, clean and holding” zones before returned to use. This aids their reporting requirements and reduces risk of contagions spreading on equipment surfaces.
Of course you know that hand washing is the first and best line of defense against contagions. But how often do staff really wash their hands, and are they doing it at the right times? With Versus Advantages™ Hand Hygiene Safety, you’ll know.
When a patient is found to have a contagious infection, determining everyone who may have been exposed can be time-consuming and costly.
With Versus Advantages, interactions between patients, staff and equipment are automatically recorded. Using the Exposure Control reports in our Reports Plus™ Analytics software, you'll know immediately who (and what equipment) was exposed, and to what degree.
No more guessing — easily locate, notify, test and treat only those who came into contact with the contagion.
Plus, direct your disinfection efforts to the rooms and equipment exposed.
Are you prepared to handle an influx of patients should an epidemic occur? The Versus Advantages patient flow system can help you:
If you need an ally in the fight against healthcare-associated infections, contact Versus today.
Real infection control, real clients, real ROI