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White Paper Highlights:
- A significant number of avoidable adverse events occur on the medical-surgical floor, where nurse to-patient ratios often prevent continuous direct patient observation.
- Many of the patients that suffer either serious deterioration or sudden death have preceding predictive events. Continuous Monitoring of vital signs can provide early detection of deterioration and may improve patient outcomes.
- The EarlySense System Patient Monitoring System was evaluated by a team of clinicians at a community hospital in California. The study concluded that continuous monitoring provided by EarlySense improved patient care.
- There were statistically significant reductions in ICU days, lengths of stay, and pressure ulcers, and a trend toward fewer falls. Actionable alerts at the bedside led nurses to take immediate action for dangerous conditions that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.
- Nurse satisfaction scores supported the use of the EarlySense System.
- The low rate of alerts and the ability to transmit them directly to the nurse’s cellular phones contributed to the high acceptance of the system.