NSW Trauma App

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Background

ITIM has developed a clinical support tool known as the NSW Trauma app. It provides a "one stop" resource to assist clinicians in  caring for the traumatically injured patients, from the initial resuscitation  to stabilisation and transfer to a regional or major trauma service.

The aim of the app is to reduce unwarranted clinical variation  through the provision of point of care access to up-to-date, evidence based  information, enabling the delivery of optimal care to the injured patient.

To achieve this aim, the NSW Trauma app includes the  provision of user friendly trauma resources for both adult and paediatrics, such as:

  • Localised guideline repository
  • Specific burn injury resources
  • Interactive checklists
  • Clinical timestamps
  • Trauma related medical calculators
  • Detailed NSW health facility information

During the project ITIM worked with The NSW Burn Injury Network in order to provide specific burn injury resources, these included:

  • Guidelines
  • Checklists
  • Resources
  • Specific interactive Burns Calculator

It is designed to be compatible with smart phone and tablet  computer technology across iOS and Android platforms.

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Reports

Analysis Report: 21st August - 8th November 2015

Report Highlights

  • 2,589 total downloads from the iTunes and Google Play stores
  • 73% iOS (Apple) device:  90% iPhone, 10% iPad
  • 27% Android devices: 90% phone, 10% Tablet
  • 1,991 registered users of the app: Nursing 46%, Doctors 29% and Paramedics (18%)   making up the top three groups of professions registered to use the app
  • Average of 11 daily uses of the app, and by average each user spent 5 minutes per day
  • 81% of surveyed users fell that using the app in the clinical setting has a positive   impact on the patient and clinician relationship
  • The app mostly used for medical calculations (65%) and clinical information regarding   trauma care (44%)
  • 84% of surveyed users have used the app to access guidelines, with 90% of users   stating that it has improved their access to guidelines
  • The main restriction to not using  the app   more regularly for ED staff was local department’s policy on use of mobile   devices

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.

In response to initial feedback, work has commenced on the next version of the NSW Trauma app – with improvements to the interactive burns TBSA and Parklands calculators, refinements of clinical calculators, additional NSW trauma services guidelines and improved user interface.

If you have any  questions in regards to this innovation please do not hesitate in contacting Benjamin Hall on (02) 9464 4663 or benjamin.hall@health.nsw.gov.au.

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