Use case: Respecting Mr Brown’s end of life wishes
Mr Brown (85) has a thirty-year history of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). One evening he is having difficulty getting his breath due to the cold misty weather coupled with the fact that he had to walk to the shop for milk. He dials 111 and after a breathless conversation an ambulance is sent to his home.
On arrival the ambulance crew are unable to get a medical history from Mr Brown, they check his blood O2 level and his respiration. Based on these results they sedate and ventilate him. He is taken to the local acute trust and after four days, he dies still ventilated as weaning has proved impossible.
If the attending ambulance crew had been able to access his medical record (via the Viper360 Presentation Layer) they would have known about his COPD, the associated changed blood parameters and his wish to either die at home or in a hospice if home was not possible. They would also have known where to find his medications and whom to contact.
Viper360 Presentation layer respects the preferences of the patient, but also eliminates an unnecessary A&E visit in a busy hospital.