NSW Trauma App
Update - Version 2, June 2016
We have listened, and based on direct feedback from clinicians, further development and enhancements of the NSW Trauma App has been implemented. In version 2 we have:
- Improved the Adult and Paediatric burn calculators, now containing additional data fields, confirmation checks and incorporation of the new guidelines of Australian and New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA) for burn management.
- Improved access, user experience, tagging and sorting of localised guidelines. The new version contains additional guidelines and allows offline user access of the app features.
- Refined several calculators together with improvements to the time stamp/check list functions and much more.
- Added a favourites section allowing fast access to your favourite guidelines, calculators, facilities etc.
- Incorporated popup messages to notify users of any available app updates.
The video below provides a walk-through of the app, highlighting the many features of the app.
Screenshots of the NSW Trauma App
The NSW Trauma App will ensure clinicians are supported in the care of the trauma patient and are able to manage to meet the needs of the specific traumatically injured patient. Clinicians in metropolitan, rural and remote areas require standardised, easy access to clinical support tools and up-to-date, evidence-based information to deliver optimal care. This includes the provision of trauma resources for pre-hospital and intra-hospital clinicians. All clinicians require portable and versatile amenity in trauma care that can be utilised on a smart phone or tablet operable in environments such as poor cellular or WiFi access locations.
This app is developed for all medical, nursing and allied health clinicians of NSW Health and NSW Ambulance working across the trauma continuum within the state.
The NSW Trauma App provides:
Localised guideline repository:
The Guideline repository has been provided from bodies within NSW Health including Ambulance Service of NSW (ASNSW), Local Health Districts and trauma services. The guidelines and information, sourced from public domains, are referenced and acknowledged within the app.
Specific burn injury resources:
The Institute of Trauma and Injury Management has worked with the NSW Burn Injury Network to provide Trauma resources specific to burns injuries including guidelines, checklists and additional resources
Interactive Burns Calculator:
The calculator enables automatic determination of the total body surface area (TBSA) of burn injury by allowing the user to mark the area of burn injury on a body chart. Additionally entering a weight, time since burn and fluid already administered allows automatic calculation of the fluid requirement for the first eight hours since the time of injury and the following 16 hours, expected urine output and maintenance fluids required
Detailed NSW health facility information:
Provides information such as site specific details, resource availability and contact information of more than 200 facilities. This enables onsite and remote clinicians to provide location specific advice, enabling the patient to receive timely treatment and progress through the trauma system, reducing unwarranted clinical variation.
Trauma related medical calculators, Interactive checklists and Clinical timestamps
Analysis Report: 21st August - 8th November 2015
Benefits of the app relate to patients, clinicians and the trauma system through access to appropriate and timely evidence-cased trauma care, improved patient experience, easy access to clinical support tools and improved standardisation of care.
User evaluations show that the NSW Trauma App has resulted in improving access to user friendly trauma resources informing adult and paediatric care givers; including guidelines and facility information, educational material and updated evidence-based practice.
The NSW Trauma app is currently being adopted by the international trauma community with users downloading the app from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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