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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust builds Analysis Reports that measure and predict PPE Numbers during Covid-19
Using its TeleTracking patient and staff tracking & RTLS technology, RWT is measuring patient / staff interaction with possible and confirmed Covid-19 patients
Data analysis requested by The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) allowed the Trust to measure the amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is likely to be needed day-by-day and week-by-week by front-line staff caring for possible and confirmed Covid-19 patients.
Using the Trust’s TeleTracking patient and staff tracking solution in combination with Real-time Location System (RTLS) sensors, TeleTracking UK’s data analysts have been able to audit the number of interactions between staff and possible and confirmed Covid-19 patients over each 24-hour period since 10th March.
Mapped against NHS guidance on the use of PPE and modelled in line with the predicted trends of the Covid-19 virus, RWT has been able to measure and predict in advance the number of PPE it is likely to require.
The data from 10th March – 9th April shows that across five wards, there are on average 21 staff interactions per Covid-19 patient each day. The data also showed a trend which suggested that the requirement for PPE would increase by a factor of 1.5 every 7 days, so the requirement on any day will be 50% higher than was needed 7 days prior.