Sensium® is the only end-to-end system designed and optimised exclusively for ambulatory patients, enabling early detection of deterioration of patients in general medical and surgical wards.
Sensium® is a discreet, wearable, wireless system for monitoring vital signs of patients outside of high acuity areas. By notifying clinicians of changes in patients’ vital signs, Sensium® brings the nurse earlier to the deteriorating patient.
75% of all adverse events and preventable deaths occur outside the ICU in unmonitored beds.1
Sensium®, seamless ambulatory monitoring for the general ward population.
Sensium® is a discreet, wearable, wireless system for monitoring vital signs of patients outside of high acuity areas. By using a light comfortable patch worn on the patients chest, Sensium® accurately and reliably monitors and reports heart rate, respiration rate and axillary temperature providing data every two minutes. By notifying clinicians of changes in patients’ vital signs, Sensium® brings the nurse to the deteriorating patient.
Patient summary screen
View a summary of current vitals for patients under your care
Working as your early warning system, Sensium® provides affordable real-time monitoring for your patients. You can be confident in the knowledge that the Sensium® system will notify you of patient deterioration allowing intervention before the condition worsens, thereby improving patient outcomes, shortening hospital stays and lowering treatment costs.
With ageing populations driving healthcare demand and heightened expectations of quality of life during and post medical treatment, healthcare providers globally are under increasing pressure to achieve more with less.
Cost effective patient monitoring regimes will become increasingly important tools to achieve these ends by:
- Improving patient outcomes,
- Reducing care costs associated with expensive and largely avoidable patient deterioration episodes,
- Driving clinical efficiencies through data and evidence based decision making.
Changes to vital signs were present prior to 75% of in-hospital cardiac arrest deaths.2
Each UK NHS trust spends more than £3M annually treating avoidable hospital aquired sepsis .3
36,000 bed days saved in general wards in each UK NHS Trust with a 10% reduction in Length-Of-Stay.4
Getting patients up and mobile is key to faster recovery times and fewer complications. The Sensium® patch is lightweight, wireless and comfortable to wear and its unique roaming capabilities mean that patients’ vital signs can be transmitted as they move around. Using Sensium® means you do not have to choose between mobility and monitoring, you can have both.
We know that nothing can replace the hands on patient care that nursing teams give. Sensium® allows nurses to prioritise patient care where it is needed most, to the sickest patients. Every patient can be reassured that, even when the nurse cannot be with them, Sensium® is monitoring them and will notify the nurse if something is wrong.
Caregivers can conveniently view current values and trend history of patients' vital signs from any connected device within the hospital. If one or more of a patient's vital signs exceed a defined threshold value for a set period of time, Sensium® can deliver notifications to nursing staff via pagers, mobile phones and other handheld devices to warn them of adverse physiological incidents suggesting patient decline.
Patient trend view
View detailed history of your patient's vitals trends
My passion for the Sensium Vitals system is driven by the irrefutable patient safety benefits it offers. Experience elsewhere shows that 100% side room hospital designs can be associated with higher patient risk, particularly if the nursing and other staff presence isn't enhanced to compensate for this.
I believe that Sensium Vitals can bring safety to this environment in a cost-effective way. With Sensium Vitals installed, the New Royal can be the safest hospital in the UK in which patients can enjoy privacy and safety together.
Consultant in Critical Care Medicine & Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
We at the West Middlesex are excited to be involved with the development of this cutting edge technology and believe that if applied successfully it will improve our patient safety, patient experience and quality of care.―
We are enjoying working in partnership with Sensium and look forward to seeing the outcomes of this quality improvement project.
Dr Emma Rowlandson
Consultant in Acute Medicine, Acute Medical Unit, West Middlesex University Hospital
This could certainly have a use in the emergency department and from the emergency care phase right through the first couple of days in hospital when the patient is much more liable to deteriorate.―
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester
We have picked up episodes where the patient has begun to become unwell that we otherwise wouldn’t have done at such an early stage with standard intermittent monitoring.―
Professor of Surgery, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
I believe that Sensium Vitals has enabled us to improve the safety of our patients, as the continuous monitoring notifies staff of changes/deterioration in their vital signs.―
The notifications in vital signs alert the nurses to check their patients, allowing earlier interventions to be made, therefore preventing potential deterioration. I consider this supplementary monitoring an enhancement to patient safety and enriches the patient’s journey.
Ward manager, Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital
The patches help staff focus their efforts on the patients who needed the most support, It prioritises you.
Nothing will ever replace complete clinical observation and the assessment of the patients. What this does is alert you sooner, so you can fulfil those observations and assessments of the patient and activate the appropriate care and treatment for them.
Matron, Montefiore Hospital Brighton