Improved Outcomes and Reduced Costs with Contact-free Continuous Patient Monitoring on a Medical-Surgical Hospital Unit

Hospitalized patients who experience sudden unanticipated serious deterioration and subsequent cardiorespiratory arrests have very poor outcomes. In addition, the institutional and patient costs of such events are quite high. A significant number of avoidable adverse and sentinel events occur on the medical-surgical floor, where nurse to-patient ratios often prevent continuous direct patient observation. Many of the patients that suffer either serious deterioration or sudden death have preceding predictive events. Continuous monitoring of vital signs can provide early detection of deterioration and may improve patient outcomes. A report by the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI) suggests that in many instances, subjective complaints and changes in vital signs could be noticed hours or even days in advance of cardiac or respiratory arrests, and majority of the events were observed to be preventable.
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This White Paper outlines a radical shift in the way we tackle public health challenges. We have to be bold because so many of the lifestyle-driven health problems we see today are already at alarming levels. Britain is now the most obese nation in Europe. We have among the worst rates of sexually transmitted infections recorded, a relatively large population of problem drug users and rising levels of harm from alcohol. Smoking alone claims over 80,000 lives every year.

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whitePaper | July 5, 2017

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whitePaper | December 7, 2017

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