NIDA at the Hospital: Managing Processes and Patient Care Safely

Studies have proven that, regarding the admission and initial care of an incoming emergency patient, hospitals can save more than 30 minutes when using NIDA. NIDA facilitates this by supporting processes in various ways.

With NIDA, the previously paper-based or even handwritten emergency protocol can now be transmitted as a PDF file to the admitting hospital. The hospital sets up a mailbox on a server for this purpose and the ambulance team transfers the emergency protocol to it when the patient is delivered to the hospital. The hospital can then retrieve it easily using a client. The data can be transferred with complete patient details or as anonymised information.

NIDA also supports the complete patient pre-registration process at the hospital, e.g. with NIDAstroke.assistant and NIDAcardio.assistant. The mobile rescue team uses these NIDA modules for collecting all relevant patient data. This data can be transferred to the hospital even before the ambulance arrives. This way, the emergency team at the admitting hospital receives a checklist with all relevant emergency and patient details. The clinic staff is informed via the call system and can access the information gathered by the ambulance team from any computer within the hospital network. At the same time, the patient is registered via the HIS. When the ambulance arrives, patient care can be initiated without delay.

NIDA at the Hospital: The Advantages at a Glance

  • Faster, more efficient and better medical care for emergency patients with the appropriate team and medical devices
  • Readily available comprehensive patient information such as vital parameters, trends, rest ECGs and photos with the patient pre-registration option
  • Standardisation of processes in the case of special indications such as stroke or ACS with NIDAstroke.assistant and NIDAcardio.assistant
  • Process optimisation and hence, potential for cost reductions
  • Improved communication between hospital and ambulance crew



Acting Quickly in the Case of Cerebral Stroke

Treatment success in the case of a cerebral stroke depends largely on whether the adequate therapy is applied promptly. It is essential for all elements of the rescue chain to interact smoothly. NIDAstroke.assistant is a system for recording operations and for patient transfer to the admitting hospital. It is especially designed for patients who have suffered a cerebral stroke.

Paramedics can collect important patient information at the scene of the incident and transfer this data to the admitting hospital. Therefore, the medical team at the hospital can prepare for the patient even before the ambulance arrives. The hospital crew is informed via the call system and is able to access the information of the mobile rescue team from any computer within the hospital network. At the same time, the patient is registered in the information system of the hospital. When the ambulance arrives, the hospital team can take over without the slightest delay.



Optimum Medical Care in the Case of Cardiac Infarction

As in the case of a cerebral stroke, a patient who has suffered a cardiac infarction needs adequate therapy quickly, and ideally, within the first decisive 90 minutes after the incident. NIDAcardio.assistant devides an ECG directly at the scene. Together with additional patient information, this data is transferred to the admitting hospital via radio. A cardiologist at the hospital analyses the data and coordinates further steps together with the emergency doctor at the scene. In this way, decisive minutes in patient care are gained. When the ambulance arrives, everything that is relevant for the patient admission, diagnosis and therapy is ready.