Capsule’s Clinical Informatics team delivered a Panel Presentation at the AMIA 2021 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference of the American Medical Informatics Association held this past May. Observations of High-pressure and Rapid Shallow Breathing in Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients: An Interim Assessment.
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Their preliminary assessment of medical device alarm data suggests that newly derived smart alerts have potential in identifying clinically actionable events in ventilated COVID-19 Patients. Analysis shows that the use of a newly devised peak inspiratory pressure index (PIPI) correlates positively to the Rapid Shallow Breathing Index (RSBI), an established measure for vent weaning and extubation management. Smart Alerts derived from PIPI constituents tend to detect endotracheal tube occlusion and breathing inadequacy with greater specificity than traditional respiratory and ventilatory measurements and alarms.
Jessica Serrao is a clinical informatics data scientist and John Zaleski, Ph.D., NREMT, CAP, CPHIMS is head of clinical informatics at Capsule Technologies.
To learn more about the hospital study and Capsule’s research, download Jessica and John’s whitepaper.Download
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