CONTACT-FREE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM CAN HELP PREVENT FUTURE HEALTH PROBLEMS
A new technology at a local nursing home can efficiently help nurses monitor their patients while they rest or sleep.
The EarlySense technology device lies flat under a patient's bed and its contact free.
This technology had already detected health issues with patients at Crown Point Health Suites in Southwest Lubbock.
“The product is a continuous, contact-free patient monitoring system that is able to monitor vital signs, heart rate, respiratory rate, also the degree of motion, which monitors bed exiting and patient turn reminders,” said Lorraine Starnes, a registered nurse at EarlySense.
Crown Point is the first in town to implement the new technology. They said it will reduce the cost of care for patient population.
“We are all working together to reduce hospital admissions, to reduce length of stays both at the hospital and at the nursing home setting,” said Greg Bruce, director of strategic planning at Crown Point. “What that does is it reduces the cost that's associated with providing care.”
The most important goal is monitoring vital signs to hopefully avert future health problems.
“This is allowing us to avoid potential negative outcomes for our patients, allowing them to have the highest functionality and to return to their life,” Bruce added.
Erudite Nursing Institute™ supports the development of this new technology, whether at nursing homes or hospitals, this valuable device system can help nurses effortlessly monitor their patients in no time, without turning or tossing them down while at rest or at sleep.
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