Hands-free communication: supporting healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

Date: February 1st, 2022
Time: 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Location: Virtual panel discussion

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In this webinar, Vocera and Connected Health discuss the benefits and uses of wearable communication badge technology in a clinical setting.

Hear from Aaron Jones, chief nursing and information officer at Sydney Local Health District and Rhonda Collins, chief nursing officer, Vocera Communications as they discuss the latest infection control initiatives at Sydney LHD during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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Presented by

Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN
Rhonda Collins, DNP, RN, FAAN, is the chief nursing officer at Vocera, where she works closely with nurses, physicians, IT professionals and other hospital leaders around the world to improve the lives of patients, families and care teams by simplifying workflows and improving clinical communication. A nurse for more than 30 years, Dr. Collins has received several accolades for her work, and in 2019 she was named a fellow by the American Academy of Nursing.
Aaron Jones RN, Dip Health Science, GradDip Crit Care, MClinEd, FACN
Aaron Jones is the chief nursing and midwifery information officer at Sydney Local Health District and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Sydney. Aaron has been working in the digital health space for nearly 10 years. Aaron’s clinical background is in intensive care and emergency nursing and he has held various nursing management positions, including ward and bed management. He is passionate about digital health workforce development, leveraging technology to provide better patient care and strong digital health clinical governance.

Why you should watch

The pressures on healthcare facilities created by the COVID-19 global pandemic have been significant. Never has it been more important for healthcare workers to communicate effectively and instantly to ensure quality of patient care and safety for both patients and workers.

To manage infection rates, it’s important that healthcare workers minimise the number of surfaces they need to touch throughout the day. Communication devices like smartphones and pagers have the potential to become virtual petri dishes of infection, so it’s essential to remove the need to constantly touch these while still giving healthcare workers the tools they need to communicate effectively, even while wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Badges solve this challenge by providing a hands-free communication method. They let workers initiate, conduct, and end conversations completely hands-free, even while wearing PPE. This lets them mobilise teams, share information, and direct patient care more efficiently, quickly, and safely than traditional communication devices.

For more information, view the COVID use case guide or contact Connected Health.