During stressful life-saving procedures, in difficult environments, it is extremely challenging to accurately record these vital signs whilst providing critical patient care.
Medics are required to wear disposable gloves to protect themselves from diseases, viruses, and bacteria. In addition to this, dirty bodily fluids such as urine, faecal matter, vomit and many more. This is particularly important when a medic cannulates, gives injections, or treats open wounds in which there is a risk of transferring bacteria and viruses through the opening in the skin. It is also imperative during treatment of a patient that vital signs are recorded.
Medics regularly experience difficulties with assessing and recording patients’ vital signs during the first critical moments. Medics treating a potentially critically injured or ill patient don't have time to record the information using a notebook or tablet. The use of the Ready Glove provides a practical solution to this problem and allows the medic to continue to use their hands to treat the patient. The information can then be passed on during a hand-over to a clinician who can provide additional treatment outside of a first responders scope of practice. Information can be later transferred from the Ready Glove to a notebook or tablet when the patient is deemed stable. The Ready Glove template also provides a prompt for medics to ensure they are completing their primary surveys correctly.