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1月 14, 2021

A Nurse’s Greatest Fear, Part 2: Giving Clinicians Greater Insight & Improving Patient Safety Outside of the ICU

by Cyndi Coyne, BSN, RN

Continuous monitoring of SpO2 and EtCO2 could help nurses in non-critical care areas identify decompensating patient conditions and intervene sooner to save lives.

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Better Detect Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression
11月 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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Improving Nurse Retention and Driving Value-Based Care
5月 5, 2020

Improving Nurse Retention and Driving Value-Based Care

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The strategies that healthcare providers have previously used to retain nurses are no longer enough to offset the challenges healthcare currently faces in terms of improving nurse retention and driving value-based care.

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How Clinical Workflow and Early Detection Technologies Transform Patient Care
2月 27, 2020

How Clinical Workflow and Early Detection Technologies Transform Patient Care

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A look into the cost of medical errors, how to identify at-risk patients at the first sign of serious decline, and how ​clinical workflow technologies can​ help reduce medical errors and preventable catastrophic events.

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Patient Monitoring Can Reduce Risk in Non Critical Care Settings
2月 6, 2020

Continuous Patient Monitoring Can Boost Staff Efficiency and Reduce Risk in Non-Critical Care Settings

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Patient Monitoring in non-critical care focuses on three areas: improving workflow efficiency, ensuring data accuracy, and enhancing clinical usability.

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Early Warning Scoring System into bedside care
1月 28, 2020

Improve Sepsis Outcomes: Incorporate An Early Warning Scoring System Into Bedside Care

by Cyndi Coyne, Clinical Consultant at Capsule Technologies

Evidence demonstrates that mortality rates can be significantly reduced if septic patients are identified in the early stages of the disease progression. Here are three key steps to reducing sepsis mortality rates in your hospital.

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