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Athens Regional Medical Center Boosts Patient Safety with Expanded Use of Capnography
Date:8/21/2013

st recommendations and underscores our dedication to patient safety," said Carrie Capps, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. 

The clinical staff selected this infusion system to use at ARMC.  The staff  was trained for two weeks prior to the implementation of its use at the end of March this year.  The Alaric IV system has a truly interdisciplinary implementation and oversight to it, as Pharmacy is very involved with the infusion pumps now as compared to any IV and PCA pumps used in the past.

Athens Regional Medical Center chose capnography equipment from Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices.

"We commend Athens Regional Medical Center for being part of a growing number of facilities across the country committed to patient safety through the use of capnography," said Robert J. White, President, Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions, Covidien. "Its decision to monitor patients at risk of respiratory depression with capnography and oximetry ensures patients have a level of protection when using state-of-the-art pain management systems."

About Athens Regional Health System

Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.

The cornerstone of the Health System is Athens Regional Medical Center. Athens Regional is a regional referral center, offering services such as maternal/child, adv
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