Reducing Length of Stay within Orthopaedic Surgery
Join us at the BADS Day Case Major Knee Surgery Conference
Reducing length of stay for knee replacement patients is a key driver in optimising the standard orthopaedic pathway. On average, patients stay in hospital for 4 days before being discharged following their procedure, costing the hospital around £256 per excess bed day (1). The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) (2), believe the drive to reduce length of stay and deliver as much activity as possible on a day case basis is a key national priority.
Digitising the standard orthopaedic pathway through remote patient monitoring is one method of reducing bed days. By providing a communication channel between hospital and patient through a mobile application and wearable technology, clinicians can more confidently discharge patients earlier with the knowledge that they can access real-time, continued data on individuals’ rehabilitation progress remotely.
Recovery in the home environment allows patients’ to take initiative and empowers them to lead their own recovery. B. Braun’s Orthopaedic Pathway utilises the BPMpro sensor, which patients wear on their leg to perform their daily range of motion (ROM) tests both pre- and post-procedure. The wearable sensor works in conjunction with the BPMpathway app, providing a digital platform for visualising their ROM via an in-app avatar, tracking progress, logging any pain during exercises and a two-way messaging function directly with the hospital team.
Through updating and digitising the standard orthopaedic pathway, length of stay is just one of the multiple pressures we can help to ease within existing systems, resulting in monetary savings and increasing patient satisfaction.
Join B. Braun Medical at the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)/HCUK Day Case Major Knee Surgery conference on Monday 5th October to discover more about transforming your orthopaedic services.
1. Hospital Episode Statistics Data – April 2019 – March 2020
2. The British Association of Day Surgery (2020), DAY CASE MAJOR KNEE SURGERY: ACL RECONSTRUCTIONS TO TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS: A JOINT BADS/HCUK CONFERENCE.
Available at: https://daysurgeryuk.net/en/events/upcoming-events/day-case-major-knee-surgery-acl-reconstructions-to-total-knee-replacements-a-joint-badshcuk-conference/
[Accessed 30th September 2020].