Advanced Paramedic Practitioner case study: PhotoSAF
As an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, Pete comments that his role requires him “to do home visits on behalf of GPs” as well as “GP clinic work.” He likes using the PhotoSAF feature within the Consultant Connect App, commenting:
“I’ve always got my phone with me, and using the cloud server via an email link also feels better from a governance perspective.”
This is a much better alternative to Pete’s previous options which generally included:
“Using the practice digital camera, which was not always available, and when it was, it had often run out of battery.”
Pete encourages other healthcare professionals working in the community and in surgery settings to use PhotoSAF as:
“It is very quick and intuitive to use. Once the photo has been taken, it can then be dealt with by the admin team at the surgery.”
We asked Pete to tell us how he has used PhotoSAF with patients:
“During home visits I use PhotoSAF to record unusual rashes where the diagnosis is not clear- cut. I also use it to take photos when I deal with wounds in the community, such as skin tears or minor burns, so that our Community and Practice Nurses can compare healing during the patient’s ongoing care.”
How PhotoSAF helped:
PhotoSAF is useful to both Pete and his patients as the photos can be saved to the patients’ medical records. When other clinicians who are involved in the patients’ care review the photos, they can “better understand the clinical decisions that [Pete] has made.” This is beneficial for both the patients and all the healthcare professionals involved.”
We work with over 60 CCGs/Health Boards, 50 Hospitals, and 2,500 GP practices. Find out how we help them:
A GP in Southwark CCG uses Photo Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from the Dermatology Team at her local trust for a child with a body rash and a history of eczema.
A GP in Southwark CCG uses Photo Advice & Guidance to get immediate A&G from the Dermatology Team at his local trust for a patient with a facial rash not responding to treatment.
A GP in Somerset CCG avoids admission for a Peripheral Vascular Disease patient by using the Consultant Connect App to get Phone A&G from specialists at his local trust.
A GP in North East Essex CCG used Phone Advice & Guidance to get A&G from the Cardiology Team at her local trust, resulting in an admission avoided for an elderly patient.
For more information about how we work with commissioners, hospitals & mental health trusts to improve patient care, please get in touch.
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