Dealing with patients in isolation requires health care workers to follow certain precautions and procedures. Hospitals and health care facilities not only have the responsibility of providing for the health and safety of their patients, but they also are responsible for protecting hospital employees from highly contagious diseases this includes everyone from physicians to nurses, technicians and food service staff. Complying with isolation precautions can be a complicated process but Vision Software is committed to assisting hospitals and health care facilities to improve isolation tray management systems.
The Vision Software tray tracking applications uses real-time information to automate decision management triggers. With meal trays going out on demand, it’s crucial to know the status of each tray and identify food trays that need to be delivered to patients in isolation as well as the proper protocols to ensure safety. Food handlers need to follow proper procedures on how to serve and pick up food trays, proper cleaning and sanitizing of food trays and how to sanitize food carts. Dietary and kitchen staff may be at risk of being exposed to respiratory hazards or blood exposure if they are required to take dietary trays to patients in isolation rooms. Exposure can also occur when kitchen staff handles food contaminated trays that have been returned to the kitchen for clean up or sterilization. Real-Time information automates your decision management triggers. By instantly compiling readily available data, the Vision Software tray tracking aystem effortlessly transforms massive volumes of communication inputs into useful operational intelligence for the hospitality team.
Vision Software keeps track of hundreds of tasks and vital patient details to eliminate service errors and while meeting the highest of service standards. Data can be accessed on one easy-to-read dashboard screen allowing dietary staff to respond to patients needs while keeping hospital personnel safe. Some of the tasks Vision Software can facilitate to help kitchen staff deal with food service to patients in isolation include:
- Hands-Free Operation
- Instant Messaging
- Automated Alerts Route
- Mapping Delivery Notifications
- Audio Alerts Archive & Metrics Room/Bed Status
- Diet Order Status
- Guest Tray Tracking System
- Integration Cart Tracking
- Kitchen Communications See Who/What/When/Where
- Reprint/Reorder Print Options
- Scheduled Orders
- Patient Verification
- Visual Notices
- Tray Pickup Status
- Single Tray Tracking
It is imperative that hospital staff comply with all safety precautions when dealing with patients in isolation by taking the universal precaution which treats all blood and other potentially infectious materials in a safe manner. This may require gloves, masks, gowns, disposable food trays and proper training and education of food staff who deliver, remove and dispose of food trays from isolation rooms.
In addition to the feature-rich software application, Vision offers extraordinary support helping management teams make a difference in the safety of hospital food service personnel and the patients they serve with web based solutions and customer service that is the highest in the industry. Vision Software support specialists are seasoned food and nutrition professionals who apply their understanding of the healthcare food and nutrition environment to real-world scenarios and bottom-line outcomes.
As a unique and fully health care focused organization, Vision Software is able to devote 100 percent of all development efforts to the needs of hospital food and nutrition operations with intrinsic problem-solving and solution-based expertise. As the hospital food service industry evolves, Vision has and will continue to be agile in accommodating the dynamic demands of the healthcare industry and at the same time large enough to fully support your efforts.