Franciscus Gasthuis

The Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland hospital increases patient safety by keeping one step ahead of primary care alarms 

Recently, two hospitals – the Sint Franciscus Gasthuis Rotterdam and Vlietland Ziekenhuis Schiedam – merged under the name Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland. Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland stands for top care, close to home. 

In its paediatric unit, Franciscus Gasthuis uses Flash Smart Care, a solution from Flash Private Mobile Networks that was co-created together with the Rotterdam hospital. Several years ago, Franciscus Gasthuis determined that there are a number of ways that patients express a deterioration in their health, such as couching or crying. But these sounds are not detected by existing medical monitoring systems.  

Respond adequately to criticial noise signals 

Franciscus Gasthuis went in search of a monitoring system that could immediately perceive sounds like patients coughing, crying or calling out. The objective was to respond adequately to critical noise signals, to which medical systems do not (yet) react or react too late. The Rotterdam hospital discovered that this solution was not yet on the market and approached Flash Private Mobile Networks to see if they could help.  

Early intervention 

Flash developed a smart solution together with Franciscus Gasthuis, called Flash Smart Care, which can be used per hospital bed to continually transmit sounds to the nursing staff remotely. This enables the nurses to assess remotely whether and, if so, how such sounds should be responded to. This has the significant advantage of facilitating early intervention, if necessary, thus improving the safety and quality of patient care.  

Increasing the safety and well-being of patients 

According to Jos Toet, Quality and Safety Project team member at Franciscus Gasthuis: “The nursing staff can then take preventive action by providing the patient with the necessary care or by summoning a doctor sooner. With Flash Smart Care, we can increase the safety and well-being of our patients by keeping one step ahead of the primary care alarm.” 

 

 

Marco Morelis

Marco Morelis

Senior Account Manager

Send a message or call +31 (0) 181 25 00 25

With Flash Smart Care, we can increase the safety and well-being of our patients by keeping one step ahead of the primary care alarm. 

Jos Toet, Quality and Safety Project team member at Franciscus Gasthuis:

With Flash Smart Care, we can increase the safety and well-being of our patients by keeping one step ahead of the primary care alarm. 

Jos Toet, Quality and Safety Project team member at Franciscus Gasthuis:

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Marco Morelis

Marco Morelis

Senior Account Manager

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