COVID-19 is far from over. No matter where in the world they are, healthcare facilities face similar challenges – preparing and maintaining an environment that reduces risk of infection – whilst continuing to provide health services for their community.
Which is where SafeCare4Covid steps in. With this free, globally accessible mobile app, facility staff can conduct a self-assessment using their own mobile phone, to check the availability of equipment, staff and supplies, as well as assess their own processes and knowledge to treat patients for COVID-19 while staying safe. Identification of gaps in important supplies like PPE’s and oxygen or processes like triage will feed in to a customized quality improvement plan. The app is designed for healthcare facilities, big or small, public or private. In addition, it includes a list of 10 COVID-19 fact ‘’did you know’’ questions to combat misinformation, links to webinars and access to downloadable resources including posters.
Banking on 20 years of experience in the healthcare quality field, specifically in resource-restricted areas, and a wide experience with digital innovations, SafeCare has developed the ‘SafeCare4Covid app’ using data, documentation and guidelines developed by the WHO, to prepare and support healthcare providers for COVID-19 worldwide.
Aga Khan Hospital, a 110-bed hospital based in Kisumu Town, Kenya, on using the app shared; “This is very impressive, that you developed a structured tool to help the providers get ready for the COVID pandemic. The details captured are adequate enough to help us set up”
To access the app, visit covid.safe-care.org. Within 30 minutes it will uncover the details that might have been missed to prepare and maintain a safe environment and prevent spreading of the disease during this global pandemic. The app is free and globally accessible.
For more information or interview requests, contact: Jeltsje Boersma [email protected]