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01 August 2019 - The paper highlights the benefits of remote monitoring systems, describing Sensium as a system that monitors vital signs accurately

A new publication entitled 'Monitoring of High- and Intermediate-Risk Surgical Patients' from the Department of Anesthesiology at Amsterdam University Medical Center, reviews elements of rapid response systems for recognising deteriorating patients on the ward.

 

The paper highlights the benefits of remote monitoring systems stating ''Some systems measure vital signs accurately, like the SensiumVitals system. This is a wireless patch measuring respiratory rate, heart rate, and temperature every 2 minutes.”

 

The paper also highlights the significant problem of patient deterioration in hospital stating ''monitoring vital signs might improve early recognition of a deteriorating patient because research shows that adverse events (AEs) were preceded by changes in vital signs in most patients.'' The research reported a ''5.7% incidence of AEs in hospitalized patients in the Netherlands. Forty percent of the AEs were preventable. More than half of these AEs were related to surgical procedures.''

 

A summary of the publication and link to full release can be found here.

 

 

 

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