Navigation Links
University Health System-San Antonio Boosts Patient Safety: Upgrades Patient Monitoring to Innovative Pulse Oximetry Technology
Date:9/10/2013

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- University Health System (UHS) announced today that it will strengthen patient safety measures at the medical center and in its ongoing effort to remain in the vanguard of patient safety it is converting to Nellcor™ pulse oximetry technology from Covidien.  Oximetry non-invasively and continuously monitors the oxygen level of a patient's blood, alerting clinicians should a patient's oxygen status become compromised.

Nellcor™ pulse oximetry technology can effectively monitor a wider range of patients even when signal interference is present. Covidien is the first company to receive FDA clearance for a motion-tolerant bedside pulse oximeter that is also compliant with ISO 80601-2-61 (International Organization for Standardization standards for pulse oximetry). Pulse oximeters provide early warning of dangerous respiratory complications, enabling clinicians to detect and address life-threatening events sooner and they provide consistent performance during various challenging conditions, such as patient motion, noise and low perfusion, which can impede the assessment of patient respiratory status.

Motion-tolerant pulse oximetry is critical for ensuring patient safety because patient movement can thwart accurate readings and delay diagnosis of serious respiratory compromise.

Use of this pulse oximetry technology from Covidien is part of UHS's $899.4 million Capital Improvement Program which includes a new 1 million square-foot hospital tower at its University Hospital campus in the South Texas Medical Center, as well as a 269-thousand square foot outpatient center on its Robert B. Green Campus downtown. The Capital Improvement Program is the largest construction project in Bexar County history and will redefine healthcare delivery for the local community and trauma region.

"It is a privilege to partner with institutions that are as forward looking and as committed to quality and patient safety as University Health System-San Antonio. Together we are working to provide monitoring solutions that benefit patients and their families," said Matthew Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions, Covidien.

About University Health System-San Antonio

Owned by the people of Bexar County, University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.  For 2013-14, U.S. News & World Report recognizes University Hospital as best in San Antonio, No. 6 in Texas, and among the top 50 hospitals in the country for the care of patients with kidney disease and urological conditions.


'/>"/>
SOURCE University Health System
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. First of Its Kind Bionic Pain Control Option Offered at The University of Kansas Hospital
2. Precyse University Offers Mobile Apps for On-Demand ICD-10 Education
3. Nova Southeastern University Names Lisa Deziel as Dean of the College of Pharmacy
4. University of Virginia Cancer Center Begins Using New Telemedicine Technology for Cervical Cancer Screenings
5. Grifols implementa il suo primo sistema a carosello per la gestione automatizzata dellinventario dei farmaci sperimentali presso la Emory University
6. Grifols Implements Its First Automated Inventory Management Carousel System for Investigational Pharmacies at Emory University
7. DMC Harper University Hospital Dialysis Access Center Introduces A Safer, Longer-Lasting Approach to "Vascular Graft" Procedure
8. Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, The Founding Father Of Topical Antioxidants, Leading Scientist Behind SkinCeuticals, And Chief Emeritus Of The Division Of Dermatology At Duke University, Dies At 76
9. Sorrento Therapeutics and Ben-Gurion University Sign an Agreement for the Development of Anti-Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies
10. Yale University Deploys Integration Between its EMR and Fortes OnCore
11. University Researchers Use Biozoom Scanner To Investigate Relationship Between Stress And Work
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/27/2017)... Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global digital ... its MyDario product is expected to appear on The Dr. Oz Show ... Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. Oz Show kicked off ... The segment features ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., a leader in ... immune-engineering today announced the launch of EpiVax Oncology ... personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax has provided $500,000 ... to enabling technologies to the new precision immunotherapy ... EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive Officer. Gad brings ...
(Date:9/22/2017)...  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device ... industry is in an odd place.  The industry wants ... tax on medical device sales passed along with the ... increased visits and hospital customers with the funding to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and ... 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will ... Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... In the United States, single-family home owners ... New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the average is $7,000 ... property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of living in places ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Farm Forward ... Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the Leadership ... the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of the Leadership ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Nvision Biomedical Technologies , ... the addition of industry sales leader, Thomas (Tom) Slott, as Senior Vice President ... and sales network, direct the efforts of the surgical sales teams, manage contractual ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):