Improving Patient Safety for Ventilator-Dependent Patients
Long-term / Sub-acute Care
When caring for ventilator-dependent patients, reliable oxygenation and ventilation monitoring are vital to providing high-quality care and improving patient safety in post-acute care settings. Many long-term acute care facilities are faced with low clinician-to-patient ratios and alarm fatigue, while needing to administer many different active therapies, wean patients off ventilation, and chart patient data. In sub-acute care facilities, where workflows may not be as strained, ventilator-dependent patients still require continuous monitoring to recognise changes in status. Masimo’s industry-leading SET® pulse oximetry, integrated capnography, and supplemental remote monitoring solutions help clinicians continuously monitor ventilated patients and improve workflows.
Masimo’s breakthrough Signal Extraction Technology® (SET®) overcomes the limitations of conventional pulse oximetry with the ability to measure through motion and low perfusion. Two separate studies found that Masimo SET® pulse oximeters detected approximately 10 times more true events than other “Next Generation” pulse oximeters studied.1,2
Masimo SET® had 3% missed true alarms and 5% false alarms versus 43% and 28%, respectively, using competitor technology.3
Results shown are calculated by combining sensitivity and specificity outcomes of the machine-generated and volunteer-generated motion.
In another study comparing the ability of three pulse oximetry technologies to detect hypoxic events, Masimo SET® pulse oximetry demonstrated the highest sensitivity and specificity during induced conditions of motion and low perfusion.3
Rad-97™ with NomoLine™ capnography features Masimo SET® pulse oximetry and an integrated sidestream gas analyser for capnography — meeting continuous oxygenation and ventilation monitoring needs in a single device. On a customisable, multi-touch display, this Rad-97 model provides continuous end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) monitoring with numeric, trend, and waveform viewing options, as well as fractional concentration of inspired carbon dioxide (FiCO2) and respiration rate (RR) – and is upgradeable to monitor Masimo rainbow SET™ parameters, such as noninvasive and continuous haemoglobin (SpHb®).
Rad-97 features automatic display rotation, allowing clinicians to easily interpret patient data regardless of device orientation, and can be mounted on a portable roll stand for flexible integration at the bedside. Additionally, Rad-97 facilitates automated electronic charting through Masimo Patient SafetyNet™* or Iris Gateway™, which can improve clinician and nursing workflow efficiencies.
Masimo offers a wide variety of spot-check and vital sign measurement solutions, allowing facilities to select the best options for their patient needs, workflows, and budget.
Root® with noninvasive blood pressure and temperature can be mounted on a compact, mobile roll stand, simplifying workflows with quick spot-check of vital signs during rounds, available with oxygen saturation and noninvasive haemoglobin, and automatic documentation of measurements in electronic medical records.
For spot-check measurements on the go, the MightySat™ Rx fingertip pulse oximeter, featuring Masimo SET®, helps physicians quickly and efficiently measure oxygen saturation, pulse rate, and respiration rate. The small, portable EMMA™ capnograph is designed to fit easily onto a breathing circuit and provides a real-time end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) waveform displayed in as few as 15 seconds, in addition to EtCO2 and respiration rate (RR) measurements. These pocket-sized solutions can be easily kept with the clinician during rounds or integrated into crash carts.
Masimo Patient SafetyNet otpimises patient safety and clinician workflows through centralised, supplemental remote monitoring and automated charting. Near real-time information from any connected Masimo device, as well as supported third-party devices such as ventilators, is displayed at a central view station, allowing clinicians to quickly assess the status of up to 40 patients at a glance, review trend data, and investigate alarms. Actionable patient alarm notifications are also sent to designated clinicians, with automatic escalation, facilitating patient intervention. Through Patient SafetyNet, patient monitoring data, including waveforms, parameters, and alarms, can be automatically transmitted to EMRs, which can improve clinical workflows and reduce the likelihood of transcription errors.4
1 Hay WW. J of Perinatol, 2002;22:360-36.
2 Barker SJ. Anesth Analg. 2002;95(4):967-72.
3 Shah N. et al. J Clin Anesth. 2012 Aug;24(5):385-91.
4 The Value of Medical Device Interoperability. West Health Institute. 2013.
* The use of the trademark PATIENT SAFETYNET is under license from University Health System Consortium.
Rad-97 with NomoLine Capnography and Rad-97 NIBP are not licensed for sale in Canada. MightySat Rx with respiration rate has obtained CE Marking. Not available in the U.S. or Canada.
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