Leading the charge for championing fluid stewardship with Blippit® Meds is our Clinical Safety Officer, Alistair Gray who is the Clinical Services Lead Pharmacist and now Chief Information Officer for East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. Read his article in the Hospital Pharmacy Europe journal which goes into more depth on the issue and Blippit Meds.
Blippit® Meds' proactively seeks to manage risk for all users through an approach of 'just in time' advisory information and examples where a clinician may be faced with infrequently experienced clinical term. Blippit® Meds offers learning at the point of need as a strategy to help users manage risks in patient care through well informed fluid stewardship.
Follow this walk-through and discussion of Blippit® Meds for more information and a particular focus on the Fluid Prescribing Decision Making NICE algorithimic part of the application.
In 2019, in conjunction with the Royal Blackburn Hospital, part of East Lancashire Health Trust, we designed and developed Blippit Meds app to serve Critical Care colleagues with in-house quality checked information at the point of need. Within a year from launch, working closely with Clinicial Services Lead Pharmacist Alistair Gray, we took on the challenge to deliver against new requirements to meet the needs of deployment across departments at the hospital.
To help raise the profile of fluid stewardship, Blippit® Meds was used to support the clinicians' role in fluid stewardship across the Trust is a major focus of Blippit® Meds. In 2021, the Blippit® Meds platform went live across the East Lancashire Heath Trust delivering guidelines and monographs while fluid stewardship algorithmic calculation tools were being developed for release in 2022.