Navigation Links
Covidien announces milestone placement in remote respiratory monitoring
Date:5/20/2009

10,000th bed connected to Nellcor OxiNet III remote respiratory monitoring system

Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced a key milestone in the continued growth and use of the OxiNet III remote respiratory monitoring system in U.S. hospitals. With the recent system installation at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, FL, the Nellcor OxiNet III system currently monitors 10,000 beds and is integrated into more than 450 U.S. hospitals, including the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, MN, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX), St. Anthony Central Hospital (Denver, CO) and Sumner Regional Medical Center (Gallatin, TN). The OxiNet III remote monitoring system enhances the safety of patients throughout the hospital, enabling continuous monitoring of patients' oxygen saturation levels via the trusted Nellcor OxiMax product platform, even when the clinician is not at the bedside.

"Today, higher acuity and more critically ill patients are being cared for on the general care floor and there is a great need for tools that allow clinicians to provide more intensive monitoring throughout the lower acuity areas of the hospital," said Douglas M. Hansell, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, Covidien, Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions. "Innovative technologies help support smart, safe, efficient medicine, but in order to truly become integrated into patient care that technology must be proven. The OxiNet III remote monitoring system is a central component of Covidien's integrated suite of critical care respiratory products that promote safe, efficacious and efficient patient care."

Without equipment that allows continuous patient monitoring, spot-checking patients' oxygen saturation levels can mean that some respiratory episodes are missed. The OxiNet III system links up to 24 pulse oximeters to a central station, creating a remote respiratory monitoring system. If a patient's oxygen level dips below the accepted level, clinicians are alerted via visual and audible alarms at the central station and/or by pager alerts. Lower nurse-to-patient ratios, patient medical conditions and other complicating factors often make monitoring outside the highest acuity areas of the hospital challenging. OxiNet III monitoring technology supports continuous monitoring and enhances patient safety when the clinician cannot always be in the patient's room.

"We have infants on the general care floor who need to be in isolation, making it very difficult for us to hear pulse oximeter alarms," said Kim Kermeen, Director of Respiratory, Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, TN. "With the OxiNet III system, we can monitor patients' respiratory status from the nursing station, thereby ensuring their safety."

"For more than two decades, the Nellcor OxiNet III system has allowed clinicians to continuously track patients' oxygen saturation in a variety of difficult-to-monitor care settings," said Chris Lowery, General Manager and Vice President, Patient Monitoring, Covidien. "The clinical value and reliability of OxiNet III remote respiratory monitoring, coupled with the capabilities of our other respiratory care product offerings, enables Covidien to continue to provide hospitals with solutions that improve patient safety, medical efficacy and healthcare efficiency."


'/>"/>

Contact: Katherine Tripple
katherine.tripple@fkhealth.com
617-761-6723
Feinstein Kean Healthcare
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. BullMarket.com Examines Healthcare Stocks: Psych Solutions, Cerner, Aetna, Covidien and HCP
2. Covidien Canada Streamlines Integration and Processing of Fax-based Orders With GHX G-Fax(TM) Fax Conversion Service
3. Rochester Medical Announces Settlement With TYCO Healthcare Group, L.P., Now Operating as Covidien Ltd.
4. Covidien Launches First-In-Class, Questra-Based Valleylab(TM) Exchange Software Update System
5. National Small Business Week Update: Sam's Club Announces Simplified Small Business Membership; Partnership With U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Plus Free One-Day Pass
6. US Farms, Inc. Announces Membership to Natural Products Association
7. Aragon Pharmaceuticals Announces $8 Million Series A Financing
8. Asymchem Announces Opening of High Potency API and Drug Product Facility
9. TrinityCare Senior Living, Inc. Announces First Quarter Operating Results
10. SXC Health Solutions announces agreements for pharmacy technology services with Prime Therapeutics LLC
11. Recondo Technology Announces Two New Board Members
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. ... Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include ... in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension ... that it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to ... its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair ... hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as ... the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... report to their offering. ... favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ageing ... serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. The ... sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 , , ... July 7, 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , ... , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & ... Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... . ... ... ... Astellas is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: