Beth Wozniak is a nurse in the Maitland region of mid-northern New South Wales. She is the founder of Scrubit, a new app that modernises hospital procedures.
“Since completing my nursing degree in Queensland, I’ve worked in many operating theatres and often found that surgery setups were incomplete, meaning you’d see staff running from the theatre in the middle of a case to grab instruments needed to safely complete the surgery," Wozniak said.
“Outdated processes cost hospitals thousands in wasted time and money and add to patient’s safety risk. Currently, nurses setting up for surgeries flick through various printed word documents to see what’s circled, then quickly try to find everything, which is time-consuming, difficult for younger and newer staff, and can be riddled with errors.”
Check out some screengrabs of Scrubit, furnished by said app:
Wozniak spoke with Nursing Review about the platform’s development, implementation and future:Do you have an idea for a story?
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