Research shows that when vitals are captured and recorded on a piece of paper for manual entry into the EMR later, it's easy to transcribe them incorrectly, enter them into the wrong patient's record—or never enter them at all.
And even if data is entered correctly, there's a delay between the time they're captured and actually posted into the EMR. This can make staff less efficient—and force physicians to delay clinical decisions, or make them without the latest information.
The Connex® Electronic Vitals Documentation System (EVD), eliminates the need to write down vital signs and then record them in the EMR at a later time. Rather, vital signs are taken and recorded immediately. This allows providers to make decisions with the most up-to-date and accurate information. Additionally, the EVD system eliminates the chance of transcription errors, for example, transposing numbers or entering data for the wrong patient.
The Connex® Vital Signs Monitor (CVSM) is an advanced, touchscreen monitor featuring bright, vivid colors with minimal knobs and buttons that provides for easy cleaning and sanitation. Working with the CVSM and the Connex® Vitals Management software, clinicians can improve workflow by wirelessly sending patient vitals directly from the bedside to an EMR. Providers can also change the workflow profile for department needs such as monitoring, spot check or triage mode.