“DeltaScan is finally a technology that benefits everyone”
– Prof. dr. B. de Mol, head Cardiothoracic Surgery AMC Heart center.
I am a hospital administrator
As a hospital Administrator I plan and oversee the health services our hospital provides. I am interested in contributions to better healthcare and creation of patient value healthcare. Delirium is a common and costly complication, that negatively affects patient outcome and leads to longer hospital stay. Using DeltaScan helps us get a better grip on delirium. Earlier, improved detection and raised delirium awareness lead to better patient outcome and reduction of the average length of hospital stay. Medical guidelines prescribe patients at risk of delirium to be monitored at least every shift. The use of DeltaScan improves compliance, documentation and communication about results. All in all, that is beneficial for patients, their families, our healthcare professionals and hospital budget.
How DeltaScan works
To help healthcare professionals detect and monitor delirium, DeltaScan is created.
It is the first objective device for delirium. So far only subjective checklists have been available, with which 50-70% of the delirium cases are not detected. Delirium is acute failure of the brain. DeltaScan uses EEG (electroencephalography) technology to quickly scan the patient’s brain activity for delirium features. Using DeltaScan is nearly as simple as measuring the patient’s blood pressure. A delirium scan is accomplished in a couple of minutes. Nurses and physicians can use DeltaScan for daily monitoring of the patients who are at risk of delirium, at their bedside. A practical disposable, self-adhesive DeltaScan Patch is developed. The nurse can apply the self-adhesie Patch to the patient’s head and connect it to the DeltaScan Monitor via a cable. The result of a scan is a Delirium Probability, shown on the Monitor as: 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5. 1 stands for brain activity not indicative of delirium. 5 stands for brain activity indicative of delirium.
Medical guidelines prescribe patients at risk of delirium to be monitored at least every nursing shift. Nursing shifts is most European countries are 8 hours. In the UK nursing shifts are generally 12 hours.
The use of DeltaScan 3 times a day (every 8 hours) for every patient at risk, improves compliance to the guidelines. It makes documentation and communication about results effective and practical.
Prolira’s DeltaScan will improve the quality of care and patient safety. Improved delirium detection improves patient outcome and reduces hospital length of stay, while reducing healthcare costs. Improved delirium detection has 360° benefits: It’s beneficial for patients, their families, healthcare professionals and budget holders.
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