Escondido, Calif. (PRWEB) February 26, 2013
Doctors and nurses at the new Palomar Medical Center ushered in a new era in patient safety recently with the historic first use of a wrist-worn device that measures patient vital signs and allows for continuous and remote wireless monitoring. (See media coverage)
Palomar Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to deploy the ViSi® Mobile System made by San Diego-based Sotera Wireless. This high-tech device is designed to increase patient safety by keeping clinicians wirelessly connected to their patients - whether they are in bed or ambulatory - and giving clinicians the ability to recognize early signs of deterioration so they can intervene sooner.
“It’s very exciting that we are the first hospital in the world to use the ViSi® Mobile,” said Palomar Health Chief Medical Information Officer Ben Kanter, M.D. “Patient safety and comfort are our highest priorities. Having reliable data about the patient’s condition is essential to responding to changes at the earliest possible time and thereby preventing deterioration or even death. The ViSi® Mobile allows for the delivery of accurate data in a consistent, non-invasive manner.”
The FDA-approved ViSi® Mobile System continuously monitors all core vital signs -blood pressure, heart rate or pulse rate, electrocardiogram (ECG) or heart rhythm, blood oxygenation level, respiration rate and skin temperature - all with the monitoring accuracy typically found in intensive care units. The ViSi® Mobile is able to transmit patient vital sign information to remote viewing or notification devices that clinicians can monitor. A major component of the ViSi® Mobile is an effective alarm management system.
At Palomar Medical Center, the ViSi® Mobile will be able to interface
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