Lothian Go Live with K2 INFANT-Guardian

K2 are absolutely thrilled to welcome NHS Lothian on-board as both the maternity hospitals of Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary and St John’s Hospital in Livingston successfully go-live with K2 INFANT-Guardian®.  This very latest in maternity healthcare technology has been chosen to support their hard work and help deliver the very safest possible care.

NHS Lothian provides a range of healthcare services across the extensive areas of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East and West Lothian, and sees over 9000 births a year between the two hospitals.

Recognising the need for comprehensive, efficient, accessible and intuitive solutions within healthcare, NHS Lothian have chosen K2 INFANT-Guardian, the complete risk management solution for intrapartum care, to support their clinicians and deliver exceptional results within maternity.

INFANT-Guardian brings renowned state of the art capabilities in monitoring and decision support to the very heart of the maternity landscape.  Boasting the full capture of patient information contemporaneously and at the point of care, INFANT-Guardian is the only intrapartum solution offering the ground breaking feature, the K2 SaFERR Births Board.  Standing for Situation and Features, Evaluation, Risk and Requirements, the SaFERR Board presents a dynamic real-time update of care for all women on Labour Ward.  By interfacing seamlessly with all medical devices and databases, it allows immediate and up-to-date patient information to be shown at Central Station, and remotely, to increase communication, increase situational awareness and increase senior staff oversight.  With this new functionality, coupled with the unique INFANT module delivering proven expert fetal monitoring, K2 are proud that INFANT-Guardian offers the only complete risk reduction technology available for maternity care in the UK today.

The successful go-live at St John’s and The Royal is a testament to the dedication and determination of the staff at NHS Lothian to provide the very best in maternity care.  Fully supporting the recommendations set out in the Scottish Government’s ‘Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care’, K2 INFANT-Guardian will provide all aspects of monitoring, recording, reporting and auditing required to support clinicians, increase situational awareness and provide the very safest care possible.

K2 are delighted to be working alongside NHS Lothian and are already receiving news that INFANT-Guardian is making a profound difference on Labour Ward. It is wonderful to hear that staff have welcomed and fully embraced their new maternity system and K2 know that INFANT-Guardian will continue to appreciate and become an essential aspect of NHS Lothian’s care provision.

Go to the K2 website for more information on the ground-breaking INFANT-Guardian.