“The most important thing for me in the workday is giving my patients the help they need. When I finish work, I want to be sure that the patients have had a good day and that they’ve had the monitoring they deserve,” says Evelinn Elvagjeng.
Evelinn is a nurse on the Gynaecology/Urology/Endocrinology/Plastic Surgery ward at the University Hospital Northern Norway. Since August 2018, the ward, which has 28 beds, has been part of a pilot project aimed at testing Ascom’s innovative healthcare technology. The results have been only positive.
“Before we got the Ascom system, we had up to 400 alarm notifications every day and all the nurses on the word were notified each time an alarm went off. This created enormous pressure and a work environment that was sometimes very demanding. Now we primarily get alarms related to our area of responsibility. And if, contrary to expectation, a nurse does not have the time or chance to follow it up, the alarm notification goes to the next person,” explains Elvagjeng, emphasising that it makes the nurses much more observant of the alarm notifications they get.