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Continuous Vigilance Monitoring Technology Benefits Nurses & Patients
Date:3/31/2009

HONOLULU, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in The Journal of Nursing Administration shows there are significant benefits for nurses and patients when continuous vigilance monitoring is used on medical-surgical unit beds. "The outcomes were definitive," stated Dr. Patrick Sullivan, President and CEO of Hoana Medical, Inc. "Using continuous monitoring provides an early alert to RNs about potential patient deterioration so they can respond appropriately. It's good for nurses and patients."

In most hospitals, where there is a shortage of RNs, patients undergo intermittent monitoring with periodic vital signs and observations taken about every four hours. However, if a change is not detected in a timely manner it can have serious consequences. In fact, respiratory rate change is the number one predictor of a patient being at risk for cardio-respiratory complications. That is why hospitals are looking to new technologies to expand their care capabilities.

The 12 month long study was conducted at three U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals utilizing the LifeBed Patient Vigilance System(TM). The system is comprised of a mattress coverlet embedded with sensors that measure heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR) and provides a bed exit alert for fall prevention. The sensors passively acquire signals from the patient, so the patient is not tethered to the device. The sensor signals are continuously relayed to a computer display unit that processes the data. If the patient's HR or RR fluctuates outside normal limits, or the patient leaves the bed, the system immediately sounds an alert through the hospital's nurse call system.

The study looked at the impact of the system on a nurse's workflow and found the system resulted in an increase in patient-centric RN care with a decrease in the RN's administrative and housekeeping activities. "That work shifted to others within the hospital
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