Smart Alert: A Harbinger of Adverse Events in Critical Care Settings
Contextualized surveillance smart alerts support patient safety and clinician satisfaction by helping identify emergent clinically actionable events and reducing alarm fatigue.
Healthcare organizations efficiently harness valuable waveform data for clinical research, utilizing advanced integration technology to capture waveforms from medical devices and tailor the data to the requirements of downstream systems such as analytics applications and research databases.
Capnography, in the measurement of end-tidal carbon dioxide, provides an immediate assessment of ventilation adequacy, which is particularly helpful when treating patients who are in cardiac arrest or who have an advanced airway in place – supporting Patient Safety.
With this year’s observance of Patient Safety Awareness Week, those of us in the medical products and healthcare technology industries commend you for your achievements in protecting and improving the wellbeing of patients, and we reaffirm our commitment to help you fulfil a fundamental principle of healthcare delivery – Patient Safety.
Continuous monitoring of SpO2 and EtCO2 could help nurses in non-critical care areas identify decompensating patient conditions and intervene sooner to save lives.
By increasing the use of – and reliance on – medical device information, healthcare providers will gain more insights into patient health to possibly reduce medical errors and reduce the overall cost of care.