Technology and nursing
by CLCA

19th February 2018

"Technology is providing invaluable assistance to what we do at CLCA. It will never replace the caring and compassionate service our highly trained and professional staff can offer, but it does allow us greater time to care for the client."

The speed of the technological revolution is amazing and the incredible strides that have been made in a relatively short space of time have already resulted in a greater efficiency in our day-to-day lives.

This will only increase moving forward and is something that has already been of great benefit to those of us in the care industry.

The use of iPads, computers, tablets, Smartphones, tracking devices and other hi-tech equipment is helping us deliver a safer, more efficient system while freeing up the vital commodity of time for our healthcare professionals to devote more focus on where it is needed – with the client and their families.

Reducing wasted time and concentrating on the client can only be a good thing and here at CLCA, we are delighted to keep abreast of what’s available and implement anything that can help us achieve that aim.

Online systems like computers and iPads are improving operational efficiency from the booking in of a new client to simplifying the search for the right nurse or carer with the best skills to be assigned to a particular assignment.

These systems have helped to head-off any administrative errors that may occur and assisted us in defining the individual care packages for each client and factor in other items such as travelling requirements and availability.

We have made it easier for people to contact us through our website at CLCA and see what options are available to suit their requirements. They can then either complete a simple and quick online form where we can respond to their enquiry straight away or call our friendly team for help and advice on how best we can help them.

Emerging technology also now provides sensors and alerts via Smartphones and other devices reminding clients and carers what medication is needed and when and is key to providing advanced drug delivery systems.

There are enhanced diagnostic devices and machines able to monitor temperatures, blood pressure and other vital signs.

GPS trackers are available to monitor the locations of vital information like records and care package details. They are also used for carers to know at all times the whereabouts of clients and their ongoing condition.

Technology is providing invaluable assistance to what we do at CLCA. It will never replace the caring and compassionate service our highly trained and professional staff can offer, but it does allow us greater time to care for the client.