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NURSES USE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE AT SMC, SUNWAY CITY

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) — Adoption of the latest technology, including artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled equipment, is critical to improving the patient care experience.

Director of Sunway Healthcare Group Nursing New Venture, Serene Lum Fuai Sian, emphasized the need to integrate new technological developments into daily tasks, in addition to the essential human touch in nursing.

“Sunway Medical Center (SMC) has implemented several high-tech and AI-enabled devices over the years, one of the most notable of which is the contactless patient sensor used by nurses.

“The AI-enabled device, which is placed under the mattress, records body movement, breathing activity and heart rate. This allows nurses to be more aware of patients’ movements, especially when staying in single rooms,” she said in a statement.

Serene added that the scanner has also facilitated early intervention measures by detecting patients’ movements in real time, whether they are sleeping, awake or leaving their bed. This has helped nurses respond quickly to various health incidents.

Senior Staff Nurse 2 at SMC, Tee May Fung, who has been with the medical center since 2011, has witnessed the transition from conventional nurse reporting and monitoring to the latest integration of smart devices.

“As the years have progressed, with the adoption of new technologies, I find myself able to spend more time with patients and provide them with the care they deserve,” she said, adding that nurses at SMC receive initial briefing and training when new technologies become available. introduced in the ICU.

She described the adjustment as a positive change that complements the daily duties of nurses at SMC.

May Fung emphasized that the integration of the AI ​​system into the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is particularly useful as it helps nurses with data-supported clinical decision making, allowing them to monitor vital signs and automatically calculate the Pediatric Early Warning Score . PEWS).

“With real-time monitoring, nurses can spend more time with patients, improve nursing care, administer medications quickly, communicate with patients and their caregivers to build rapport and provide health education as we prioritize family-centered care .

“The new technologies are proving invaluable in delicate situations, allowing us to help patients quickly,” she said.

Additionally, the statement noted that the healthcare group hosted a Nurses Day celebration in May in conjunction with World Nurses Day, which was attended by more than 1,500 nurses.

SMC, the largest private quaternary hospital in the country and winner of several awards, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year since its founding in 1999.

Recent accolades include being named among the top 250 hospitals worldwide in the Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 rankings, making it the first hospital in the country to achieve this recognition.

— BERNAMA


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