Use your ‘Virtual Care Starter Pack’ to cut down on the risks of face-to-face time within the Covid environment. It’s quick & easy to set up!
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.
make a starter pack
Want to help? Anyone can do it! We’ll show you how, step by step. Find some unused tablets or phones and read on… it’s easier than you think.
how it works
virtual tools can make a massive difference to patients, their families & healthcare workers
- Patients stay connected with their families
- Reduces the use of scarce Personal Protective Equipment
- Lowers the number of healthcare worker trips into Covid-positive rooms while increasing communication
- Reduces risks of cross-contamination
- Increases healthcare worker safety
- Empowers patients to reach out to nurses, without the worry of “wasting supplies.” Yes, patients worry about this!
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 then 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. The 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 and we need it in the next five to ten days.
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.