A computer program that assists in identifying individuals who may need ventilator assistance. A software program may now predict if a patient would need ventilator assistance. In an ICU or referral facility and make required preparations prior to the onset of an emergency.
At a time when hospitals have struggled to handle unexpected ICU and other emergency needs during the pandemic. Accurate information on such circumstances will aid in better managing the health issue.
CSS is a piece of software that consists of an algorithm that measures a collection of parameters. Therefore, It evaluates each patient several times against a pre-defined dynamic algorithm. And assigns a Covid Severity Score (CSS) based on a graphical trend.
Three community Covid care centers in Kolkata and its environs. Including a 100-bed government-mandated Covid care center in Barrackpore, Kolkata, are using the technology.
The Foundation for Innovations in Health in Kolkata, in collaboration with IIT Guwahati, Dr. Kevin Dhaliwal of the Edinburgh University, and Dr. Sayantan Bandopadhyay of the former WHO (SE Asia Regional Office). Has developed an algorithm that measures symptoms, signs, and vital parameters (CSS).
Through the assistance of the SEED Project, this technology has made accessible to primary care e-Health clinics in resource-constrain settings.
Frontline health workers are educates in a model linked with the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF). And accredited by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). To record all of these characteristics on a tablet computer equipped with the software.
The ‘CSS’ is check on a regular basis and many times by remote expert physicians, so, which reduces the doctor’s consultation time per patient and the doctor’s trip need.
The program may assist in the early identification of patients who are likely to need ventilator support in an ICU and referral, as well as in reducing hospital referrals for patients who are unlikely to require critical care support, thus freeing up more hospital beds.
Additionally, it will assist in delivering supervised medical care to patients who cannot afford therapy or who are unable to isolate themselves at home owing to poor living circumstances. The facility may be a significant asset to ‘Covid Care Centers’ which provide just beds and oxygen assistance but lack the capability for invasive ventilation.