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The automated turner helps nurses in the wards to turn bed-bound patients every two hours, reducing labour-intensive work. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Bed-bound patients usually need to be turned every two hours to prevent pressure injuries caused by lying on one side for too long. Often the task needs nurses to use intensive physical strength, sometimes resulting in staff injury. The automated turner helps the nurses in the wards to turn bed-bound patients every two hours, reducing labour-intensive work.
Patients can better manage their own health by monitoring their vital signs, and can check for scheduled scans, tests and therapy sessions. PHOTO: SGH
Patients at both TTSH and SGH will be given a tablet at their bedside to allow them real-time access to their care team, personal medical data and educational information. They can better manage their own health while in a hospital ward by monitoring their vital signs, and can check for scheduled scans, tests and therapy sessions.
The lighting in the smart ward at SGH is programmed to follow the 24-hour internal clock of patients, as studies have shown that such lighting can improve their mood and sleep pattern, and help with healing. For safety, night lights placed along the walls automatically turn on at night if they sense someone moving towards the toilet. Lights in the toilet will get bright gradually to allow the patient's eyes to adjust comfortably.
Patients put on wearables if they need their vital signs to be monitored more frequently. PHOTO: SGH
These medical-grade wearables automate the reading of vital signs minute-by-minute. PHOTO: SGH
At the smart wards in SGH, patients can also put on digital wearables if they need their vital signs to be monitored more frequently. These medical-grade wearables automate the reading of vital signs minute-by-minute, relieving nurses of the task and at the same time enhancing patient safety and rest.