Enable Wireless Monitoring. Prevent the Preventable.

If you’re not constantly monitoring all of your patients, all of the time, a subtle change in vitals can lead to quick deterioration. Surveillance monitoring with the Vital Sync™ physiological patch can help you address this challenge. This wireless wearable physiologic monitor supports active recovery — with no strings attached — to help you keep a virtual eye on your patients when you can’t be by their bedsides.([FOOTNOTE=Barrett PM, Komatireddy R, Haaser S, et al. Comparison of 24-hour Holter monitoring with 14-day novel adhesive patch electrocardiographic monitoring. Am J Med. 2014;127(1):95 e11-97.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) The patch also includes the Vital Sync™ patient repositioning feature, which is designed to help facilitate your pressure ulcer repositioning protocol.

The Vital Sync™ physiological patch works in conjunction with the Vital Sync™ monitoring and clinical decision support (CDS) solution. This groundbreaking solution integrates patient information from wearable and bedside devices, transmits it to your hospital server, and makes it available remotely on any web-enabled device.

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Surveillance Monitoring – Be There Before There’s a Problem

Patients in the med-surg unit are sicker than ever before. They account for 40 percent of unanticipated deaths([FOOTNOTE=Rutherford P, Lee B, Greiner A. Transforming Care at the Bedside. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2004.(Available on www.IHI.org)],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) — unanticipated because nearly half were not continuously monitored.([FOOTNOTE=Medtronic, 2015. GMA-RMS Full Model Detail (MDT); RFP 2975 Final Dynamic Market Model (MDT); NCI Interviews and Analysis. Unpublished internal document. Navigant.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Surveillance monitoring with the Vital Sync™ physiologic patch can help you address the risks of inadequate monitoring.

To help you keep a close watch on your active recovery patients, the Vital Sync™ physiologic patch wirelessly monitors:

  • Heart rate (HR)
  • Respiration rate (RR)
  • Single-lead ECG
  • Position

This wearable physiological monitor can be a good solution for patients who find wired sensors uncomfortable or don’t like being tethered to a bed. In addition, it can provide an alternative to telemetry monitoring for non-cardiac patients.1

Help Manage Patient Repositioning

The Vital Sync™ physiologic patch includes the Vital Sync™ patient repositioning feature, which is designed to facilitate your pressure ulcer repositioning protocol. This feature may help you reduce the risk of pressure ulcers, the most common hospital-acquired condition. The system’s turn-time feature signals when a patient needs to be repositioned. And in cases where patients reposition themselves, the turn-time feature resets — giving you time back.

Collect Patient Data Continuously

This lightweight and comfortable device continuously collects physiological parameters and transmits that information every 60 seconds to the Vital Sync™ remote monitoring software platform. This information can then be viewed on any web-enabled device.

The Vital Sync™ physiological patch provides a 30-second, single-lead ECG that records, either automatically or on demand, when a patient’s heart or respiration rate crosses user-assigned thresholds. Capabilities include configurable patient alerting thresholds.

Continually Calculate Measurement Confidence

Heart rate confidence and respiratory rate confidence are continually calculated using signal-to-noise ratio and other parameters that indicate the device is worn. The scale used to describe this is called “confidence.” This indication is used in conjunction with its associated value (e.g. heart rate and heart rate confidence).

Features Summary

  • ECG (60601-2-47)
  • Heart rate
  • Respiratory rate
  • Single-lead device that uses standard electrodes
  • Alerts
  • Configurable patient alerting thresholds
  • 30 second ECG strip associated with alert
  • Transmit on alerts or time interval
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Rechargeable