how it works
HOSPITALS & CLINICS
Meet the challenges of the pandemic head on with Covid Virtual Tools. It’s quick & easy to set up – hcws & patients are raving about it!
PATIENTS in isolation
Conserve critical PPE and receive messages from loved ones. Learn how to use your own device or a loaner to communicate while in isolation.
Helping patients, families & healthcare workers
- Lowers the number of healthcare worker trips into Covid-positive rooms while increasing communication
- Reduces risks of cross-contamination and use of PPE
- Allows hospitals to implement a “virtual waiting room”
- Empowers patients to reach out to nurses, without the worry of “wasting supplies.” Yes, patients worry about this!
- Allows hospitals to add a “virtual nurse” to support an onsite nurse
- Use Free devices, donated by the community
from the pilot project
In the ICU, one of the tablets was used to connect a wife to her husband in his final moments. The nurse video-called his wife, who was able to be “with” her husband as the team extubated him. The nurse held his hand while the wife talked and talked about their life together, the nurse holding his hand throughout, with tears streaming down her face as she listened. His wife was able to be “at his side” and know he was comforted as he passed away.
9pm: I went into Isolation Room 2 and met a Covid positive woman who is a community lab technician. She was lovely, but she was alone and scared. I logged her tablet onto our new cellular hotspot and then showed her how she could text with her nurse… she was thirsty and the nurse sent in water.
I watched her go from alone & scared, to supported & hopeful. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my last two weeks. We need this type of technology in every isolation room in all of our hospitals.
During our pilot project, we had a tablet in the room of a Covid patient on a ventilator, mostly to help nurses inside the room call for supplies. The patient’s family downloaded Signal and started sending voice recordings two or three times a day since they weren’t allowed to visit. The nurse would play them when she went into the room. Seeing the family leverage technology to connect with the patient was uplifting for the whole team.