THE CHALLENGE

Earlier Detection of Patient Deterioration

Patient acuity levels are rising on general care floors. Staff-to-patient ratios, generally, are not. Research suggests that the signs and symptoms of clinical deterioration can be detected as early as 6 to 8 hours before an event or arrest1—but symptoms of conditions like sepsis, respiratory depression, lethal cardiac arrhythmias and more can be difficult to detect in early stages.

Today’s hospitals need reliable, efficient ways to detect early signs of patient deterioration—and get the pertinent information to clinicians who can impact outcomes. Read on for expert insights into how clinicians can monitor for and help prevent these and other life-threatening conditions in general care departments.

symptoms of clinical deterioration can be detected as early as 6 to 8 hours before an event

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Connex® Spot Monitor

Connex® Spot Monitor

The Connex Spot Monitor combines vital signs documentation and additional parameter collection into one streamlined workflow designed for med-surg clinicians. With EMR connectivity, custom scoring and documentation of a wide range of parameters, the Connex Spot Monitor is designed to help clinicians do more at the bedside.


Connex® Vital Signs Monitor

The Connex Vital Signs Monitor is designed to help you improve patient safety with a single device and common interface that can seamlessly transition from spot-check vitals to continuous monitoring. Supporting custom scoring, EMR connectivity, respiratory monitoring and more, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor supports med-surg workflows and offers continuous monitoring capabilities when and where they are needed.

Connex Vital Signs Monitor

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1 Utilization of Electronic Modified Early Warning Score to Engage Rapid Response Team Early in Clinical Deterioration; Melody A. Rose, DNP, RN; Lee Ann Hanna, PhD, RN; Sareda A. Nur, MD; Constance M. Johnson, PhD, RN. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development & Volume 31, Issue 3.