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Welch Allyn Connex® Clinical Surveillance System

Connex® Clinical Surveillance System with

Respiratory Monitoring

Helping to enhance clinical decision-making, reduce risk and improve patient safety.

Connex Clinical Surveillance with Respiratory Monitoring is an integrated solution that enables clinical staff to continuously monitor respiration and vital signs trends—helping them to quickly recognize respiratory distress and respond to signs of patient deterioration.

The solution combines continuous monitoring and spot-check vitals data into a single, complete patient record, which can be sent to the central station and your EMR, to provide easy access to timely, accurate data. Alarms can be annunciated at the bedside, the Central Station, and/or be sent to the clinician's phone or pager, as your workflow dictates.


Why use continuous respiratory monitoring?

  Respiratory Failure in Hospitals

  • Affects 17 out of every 1,000 patients
  • Accounts for nearly $2 billion in excess costs
  • Has the third-highest mortality rate of Patient Safety Indicators*

Respiratory issues are of great concern on medical/surgical floors, where opioids are commonly used for managing pain after surgery. Relying on intermittent spot checks can make it challenging to recognize early signs of patient deterioration that can lead to adverse events such as respiratory failure, cardiopulmonary arrest, code blue events, naloxone reversal, transfers to ICU and increased length of stay.

These events can result in poor patient satisfaction, strain the already over-tasked clinical staff, and increase facility costs.

Most importantly, many could have been prevented.

As a result, many patient safety organizations and The Joint Commission now recommend continuous monitoring of oxygen and/or ventilation of patients receiving opioids postoperatively.**

*The eighth annual HealthGrades "Patient Safety in American Hospitals" study, March 2011. Reflects data from 2007-2009. 

**The Joint Commission, Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 49, August 8, 2012.


Configuring your Connex® Vital Signs Monitor

Depending on your needs, the Connex Vital Signs Monitor can be configured with Continuous Pulse Rate, Continuous Pulse Oximetry (SpO2), and your choice of:


Covidien® Capnography

etCO2 numerics and waveform, and the Integrated Pulmonary Index (IPI) allows clinicians to monitor breath-to-breath respiratory status. IPI utilizes the real-time measures and interactions of etCO2, respiratory rate, pulse rate, and SpO2 to provide an uncomplicated 1-to-10 indicator of patient status, allowing for early detection of patient deterioration.


Masimo® Acoustic Respiratory Monitoring (RRa)

Allows clinicians to noninvasively and continuously assess patient breathing.


EarlySense® Contact-Free Sensing

Measures respiration, pulse rate and motion with an under-mattress sensor.

Connex® Central Station

These industry-leading technologies enhance patient safety by providing real-time alarms associated with respiratory status—which can be managed from the monitor or the central station.


Access more information on Connex Vital Signs Monitor including specifications, configurations and how to purchase.

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