Scanner rollout underway in preparation for EMR Point of Care Specimen Collection
The EMR team are making their way around all Western Health sites to install and configure barcode scanners on Workstations on Wheels, phlembotomy trolleys and some workstations in ICU and Theatre in preparation for the EMR Point of Care Specimen Collection Go-Live.
With EMR Point of Care Specimen Collection, staff who collect pathology specimens will use the barcode scanners to aid in identifying patients and accurately mark specimens as collected thereby improving patient safety and enhancing the specimen collection workflow.
Once the EMR team has concluded the installation and configuration of our 455 barcode scanners they’ll undertake minor works on Western Health’s 178 specimen label printers, thereby ensuring all devices are ready for the October 2019 Go-Live.
The EMR team discusses their device work with the NUM/MUM on arrival at each Ward and are mindful of staying out of the way of clinical practice. Pictured above is EMR Team member Ramanaiah configuring the scanner on Joel from Footscray 1 West’s Workstation on Wheels.
Training sessions for EMR Point of Care Specimen Collection commence on 9th September and are scheduled across all sites. These sessions are just 25 minutes in duration and there is no need to book.
Please click here to access the Point of Care Specimen Collection training schedule for Medical, Nursing and Midwifery staff.
The schedule for Phlebotomy staff will be available shortly.
For queries regarding Point of Care Specimen Collection devices please contact EMR Technical Manager, Ken Atwell – Ken.Atwell@wh.org.au
For queries regarding Point of Care Specimen Collection training please contact the EMR Learning & Development Manager Barbara Lennon – Barbara.Lennon@wh.org.au