Surgical teams across the UK use PKB to follow patients through each phase of their operation from preoperative, consent to postoperative care.
The idea behind deploying PKB is to streamline the process for everyone. Keeping all data in one place, saving time and money for the Organisation and giving the patient information and knowledge so they can self manage postoperatively.
Long waiting lists
Long face to face pre-operative appointments
All assessments and consents are on paper
Paper forms still being sent out to patients (not always received in a timely manner)
Clinical teams want patients to have access to data
No digital consent
Postoperative care disjointed
Patients have access to their data
Patients register with PKB and get added to the surgical team preoperatively
Patients feel empowered to make the best decisions about managing their care
Preoperative care can be delivered digitally
Digital consent forms
Team and patient have access to the latest blood/test results, clinical letters, discharge summaries
Automate questionnaires sent to patients pre and post-operatively based on triggers from the organisation
Patients added to the correct surgical team on PKB using the “add to teams" solution
Patients are sent a preoperative questionnaire to fill in before the appointment, meaning reduced time in the appointment
Saving time and money
Patients have access to preoperative information in the library
Patients can follow correct exercise plans pre-surgery
Digital consent that is editable and sharable
Once a patient has had surgery, postoperative information will be available to the patient immediately on discharge
Postoperative care can be delivered through PKB
Questionnaires can be triggered out to the patient
Reduced post-surgery infections
Pre and Post-operative workflow
Further useful information:
Consent care plan templates: The PKB record is the best place to capture a patient's consent for a procedure.
Enhanced recovery care plan template: to be used by professionals and patients post operatively.