Sotera Digital Health
January 10, 2023
Which Cardiac Monitor for Heart Rate Is Best for My Hospital?
As we usher in this new age of technology aimed at monitoring health, there’s still a need for an answer on which of today’s emerging health monitoring products work best for our hospital’s monitoring accuracy requirements. Especially in terms of monitoring a patient's heart rate.
January 2, 2023
ViSi Mobile: Vital Sign Monitoring For Ambulatory Hospital Patients
Despite efforts, detecting patients whose condition is trending towards a failure to rescue is frequently delayed in hospitals due to a wide range of systemic issues. From failing to record and evaluate patient vital signs on a regular enough basis to failing to recognize a trend that indicates the patient’s condition has worsened. Continuous vital sign monitoring technologies could serve as the foundation for a solution.
December 12, 2022
Improved Hospital Care Through Continuous Patient Monitoring
There have been multiple studies that support the connection between missed vital signs and higher mortality rates in acute care hospitals. Accompanying those studies, a growing body of research demonstrates the need for continuous vital signs monitoring in hospital settings to improve outcomes and prevent Failure To Rescue (FTR) events that end in a patient’s unexpected death. Here's how continuous monitoring of patients can improve hospital care and prevent adverse effects.
December 7, 2022
Practicality of ViSi Mobile Vital Signs Monitoring in General Ward
With sicker patients, less nursing staff and too many tasks to complete in a shift, bedside staff frequently don’t have the time to take a set of vital signs, let alone actually count a patient’s respiratory rate. Instead, bedside staff eyeball the rate based on their experience, charting a standard respiratory rate of 16 or 20. Then, that respiratory rate, along with other vital signs, are then entered in an algorithm (Modified Early Warning Score (EWS)) that is designed to identify patient deterioration. But with inaccurate respiratory rates and vital signs being taken less frequently than ordered due to time constraints, high MEWS levels that could have identified patient deterioration are miscalculated or even missed.
November 16, 2022
ViSi Mobile: Wearable Medical Alert Device with Fall Detection
Emergencies can occur unexpectedly and without warning. As a result, fall detection technology is a vital, life-saving component in medical alert systems. If you are unable to hit the help button following a fall or during a medical emergency, the automated fall detection feature of a medical alert system can provide you with the assurance that you will still receive the assistance that you require.