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‘Brilliant’ remote monitoring tool potentially averts stroke for LD resident

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‘Brilliant’ remote monitoring tool potentially averts stroke for Care Home resident with learning disabilities

The value of monthly wellness checks

A learning disability home in Coventry and Warwickshire has recently reported back on its remote monitoring successes.

Lisa Halliman, Manager of a Care Home in Radford, described the remote monitoring service as ‘brilliant’ and singled out the Docobo technology-enabled Monthly Wellness Check care home tool for praise.

She reported: “A young resident who was using the service to monitor blood pressure (BP) had recently triggered an alert for High BP following a Monthly Wellness Check.  A GP review of medication was requested and following investigation, it was found that he had suffered transient ischaemic attacks (TIAs).”

“It came to light that he had been experiencing chest pain but due to his learning disability, had not communicated this to staff.  Instead, he had preferred to wait for one particularly trusted carer with whom he got on well, to start her shift, before confiding his symptoms.”

Lisa concluded: “Without the MWC tool, the high BP may not have been picked up. This young resident has now been started on a correct course of treatment which has possibly prevented a stroke.”

Nicola Ritchie, Case Load Nurse for the CVPT Remote Monitoring Team added: “I wanted to share this story as it shows how effective our remote monitoring service has been in supporting patient care for this young resident. This is really great news and makes the service so worthwhile”.

“Without the monthly wellness check tool, the high blood pressure may not have been picked up. This young resident has now been started on a correct course of treatment which has possibly prevented a stroke.”

Lisa HallmianCare Home Manager
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