August 29, 2022
A CMO’s and CIO’s perspective on the future of healthcare
The rise of technology has transformed nearly every aspect of our lives, and the medical industry is no exception. The industry is seeing a wave of transformative change that will usher in an era of technological advances in healthcare.
June 3, 2022
Sepsis Prevention with ViSi Mobile Monitoring System
By integrating ViSi Mobile with your hospital’s other technology, alarms can also be sent to staff phones and data can be uploaded into patient electronic medical records. See how Sotera can help with continuous, real-time vital sign monitoring while minimizing patient disruption.
May 27, 2022
Electrolyte Imbalances and the Impact on ECG Waveforms
Alterations in various electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium can have a significant impact on the electrical activity of the heart and in some situations can lead to lethal arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia and torsade de pointe or can potentiate cardiac rhythms that can lead to cardiac arrest such as changes in the QT interval.
October 4, 2021
When COVID-19 Strikes Your Hospital
As a hospitalist on the front lines of COVID-19, I know firsthand how the homeostasis of a hospital is altered when community cases of COVID-19 increase. For example, emergency departments immediately enact novel pathways and protocols for triage, evaluation, and admission (1). Hospitals begin to assess and enhance inpatient capacity, often by opening units not traditionally used for general medical care (for example, postoperative care units) as COVID-19–designated areas (2). Additional tactics, such as decreasing elective surgical cases, merging specialized intensive care units (ICUs), and offering staff moonlighting opportunities to increase critical care capacity, are also pursued. And in short order, hospital command centers spring up to monitor patient flow, streamline communication, and coordinate activities ranging from patient visitation policies to media releases (3).
August 30, 2021
ViSi Tip - Transporting Patient Off of a Unit
Care delivered during transport and at the site of diagnostic testing or procedure should be equivalent to the level of care provided in the originating environment. Here are some tips to make the monitoring of the patient while utilizing ViSi Mobile, seamless.
July 28, 2021
How ViSi Mobile Helps Reduce the Occurrence of Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that can develop over hours or even days. These ulcers occur when bony areas of the body have prolonged contact with an external surface, such as a bed, causing pressure and decreased blood flow to the area, leading to necrosis of the skin. Even though pressure ulcers are adverse events that are considered avoidable or preventable, they continue to be a problem. ViSi Mobile can help.
July 22, 2021
What is HCAHPS and How ViSi Impacts It
By introducing ViSi Mobile into your hospital, staff can not only impact patient safety, save the hospital money by reducing events such as pressure ulcers and unanticipated deaths, the incorporation of ViSi Mobile surveillance monitoring can also help improve nursing workflow and VBP reimbursement.