Help Safeguard Patients Taking Opioids at Home
Opioids are powerful painkillers, but they can also slow or stop breathing. In fact, patients taking either prescription or non-prescription opioids may be at risk for opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD).1 Masimo SafetyNet Alert monitors blood oxygen levels and provides escalating alerts when drops in oxygen levels are detected.
Certain medications and substances can increase a person's risk of OIRD. In fact, OIRD can be a risk for anyone taking opioids and can lead to slowed or stopped breathing, heart attack, brain damage, or death. OIRD may also occur when a person is especially vulnerable—while asleep. Certain patient groups may be at higher risk for OIRD, including those who:1-3
Oxygen monitoring has been shown to help reduce harm associated with OIRD. After implementing continuous patient monitoring with Masimo SET® and a remote clinician notification system, researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center were able to eliminate preventable deaths and brain damage due to opioid overdose in post-surgical wards, as well as reduce rapid rescue events by 60%, ICU transfers by 50%, and costs by an estimated $7 million annually.4-6
Masimo SafetyNet Alert leverages the same pulse oximetry technology and and a similar notification escalation policy to bring hospital-proven approaches to the home setting.
Patients are professionally monitored and observed while in the hospital, but what happens when they are at home?
To help support their safety, Masimo SafetyNet Alert continuously monitors oxygen levels and provides escalating visual and audible alerts to the patient on the mobile app and on the Home Medical Hub, notifying designated emergency contacts if levels to continue to decline.
When blood oxygen levels are low, the system alerts:
When blood oxygen levels are very low, the system alerts:
When blood oxygen levels drop even lower, the system alerts:
Masimo SafetyNet Alert App
Escalating alerts are received via a mobile app on the patient's phone before they are sent to emergency contacts
The wearable, disposable Sensor includes a battery with approximately 96 hours of continuous monitoring life
Home Medical Hub
Home Medical Hub receives data from the Chip and provides visual and audible alerts when triggered by low oxygen levels
Reusable chip processes data from the Sensor and transmits data to the Home Medical Hub and Mobile App
Escalating alerts are received on the Mobile App and sent via the cloud to the patient's emergency contacts
1Opioid Overdose. World Health Organization.
2Gupta K et al. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2018;31(1):110-119.
3Dunn KM et al. Annals of internal medicine. 2010;152(2):85-92.
4McGrath S et al. J Patient Saf. 2020 14 Mar. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000696.
5Taenzer AH et al. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter. 2012.
Available at: http://www.apsf.org/newsletters/html/2012/spring/01_postop.htm.
6McGrath et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42(7):293-302.
7Estimate: Masimo data on file.
8Shah et al. J Clin Anesth. 2012;24(5):385-91.
* Masimo SafetyNet Alert provides alerts to raise awareness about a patient’s condition, so the patient or their loved ones can take action to help prevent harm.
† Emergency contacts must agree to receive alerts.
Masimo SafetyNet Alert has obtained CE Marking.
Not available in the U.S. Masimo SafetyNet Alert is not licensed for sale in Canada.
For professional use. See instructions for use for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and precautions.