LAQA maintains a steadily growing number of collaborations with living labs, universities and other research institutions. This network enables LAQA to develop innovative products and solutions that meet the needs and requirements of its customers. One example of this is the SmartCup and the innovative hydration management system, which makes it possible to precisely monitor the fluid balance of care recipients and thus improve care processes. This innovation was recently presented at a practice day at Tübingen University Hospital, which focused on digitalization in care and new technical developments in the healthcare sector.

The University Hospital Tübingen (UKT) organizes a practical day twice a year to promote cooperation between theory and practice. This day offers participants the opportunity to find out about innovations in practical training and to deepen their pedagogical knowledge.
The theme of the practical training day on 28.03.2023 for active practical instructors at the UKT and the cooperation partners for practical training was “Digitalization – today and tomorrow” and focused on digitalization in nursing and new technical developments in the healthcare sector. Various companies from the digital health sector were invited to present their innovative products.
Great interest among the approx. 200 participants found the LAQA SmartCup and the innovative LAQA Hydration Management. This makes it possible to precisely monitor patients’ fluid balance and thus improve care processes.
Afterwards, the participants had the opportunity to find out about new aids and possible applications at a market of possibilities and to talk to the experts.
The event was perceived as very informative and practical. The exhibition of new tools and technologies was also seen as particularly helpful and inspiring by many participants.
Overall, the practice day at Tübingen University Hospital showed that digitalization is playing an increasingly important role in nursing and healthcare. The event helped to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of digitalization and promote the exchange between theory and practice.
We would like to thank Ms. Sabrina Fritzler, Head of Additional Vocational Training at the Center for Healthcare Professions of the Academy for Education and Human Resources Development at the University Hospital of Tübingen.

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