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

nt'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."


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