Why Capnography is Essential for Postoperative Care
Dezember 15, 2020

Why Capnography is Essential for Postoperative Care

by John Zaleski and Gregory Eckstein

The suppression of ventilation and reduced airway protection can leave postoperative patients vulnerable to respiratory failure from “opiate-induced” or “immobility-induced” respiratory depression. Continuous capnography monitoring provides instantaneous respiratory status to help clinicians identify and prevent complications.

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Prevent Patient Deterioration
November 24, 2020

A Nurse’s Greatest Fear: Missing Signs of Preventable Patient Deterioration

by Cyndi Coyne, BSN, RN

Patient care requires continuous cognitive shifting and stacking to identify and prioritize clinical tasks. Processing the vast volume of information alone is stressful, then consider that shifting and stacking can potentially distract a clinician from noticing a warning sign of patient deterioration. The best result would be a slight delay in the delivery of needed care, while the worst result would be A Nurse’s Greatest Fear.

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Respiratory Depression
November 10, 2020

How to Better Detect Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Without Turning Every Unit Into an ICU

by Gregory Eckstein and John Zaleski

Postoperative patients are predisposed to episodes of respiratory depression, which if not detected and treated can lead to apnea, anoxic brain injury, cardiac arrest, and death. By continuously monitoring the patient’s end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2), respiratory rate (RR) and fractional inspired CO2 (FiCO2) through capnography, clinicians can more accurately assess ventilation adequacy and predict the onset of declining cardiovascular and respiratory conditions.

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Oktober 20, 2020

Edge Computing Part 2: Protecting Medical Devices and the Network from Cyberattack

by Christophe Dore and Robert Cohen

Edge computing allows you to create a secure “mini network” of a patient’s bedside medical devices, separate from the hospital’s main network. The edge computing device provides added security by controlling data exchange at the application level, rather than the network level.

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September 22, 2020

Edge Computing: How New Technology Energizes This Old Concept

by Christophe Dore and Robert Cohen

Medical devices – especially connected ones – help with identifying and predicting patient deterioration. The insights they provide need to be readily accessible at the point of care and at the moment of care. These are some of the benefits edge computing delivers.

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Integration Medizinischer Geräte
September 1, 2020

The Right Medical Device Integration Strategy Can Increase the Efficiency of Medical Device Security

by Christophe Dore

In a survey of healthcare information security professionals taken before the pandemic, a majority of respondents acknowledged that their organizations experienced a significant security incident.

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