Despite being the least frequently monitored vital sign, respiratory rate has been demonstrated to be one of the most sensitive predictors of poor patient outcome. Recorded respiratory rates are often incorrect and higher than directly observed rates, possibly because care providers estimate the rate or count over a fraction of a minute and multiply to obtain the recorded rate.([FOOTNOTE=Semler, M. W., Stover, D. G., Copland, A. P., et al. Flash mob research: a single-day, multicenter, resident-directed study of respiratory rate. Chest. 2013;143(6):1740-1744.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Furthermore, subtle changes in respiratory rate over time may be indicative of evolving patient deterioration.([FOOTNOTE=Lynn, L. A., & Curry, J. P. Patterns of unexpected in-hospital deaths: a root cause analysis. Patient Saf Surg. 2011;5(1):3.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Spot-checking patients on the general care floor can lead to missed signs of respiratory compromise. Nellcor™ respiration rate software provides affordable noninvasive, continuous monitoring of respiratory status and may provide an early warning of impending respiratory distress.
The Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory monitor delivers real-time, continuous monitoring of your patient’s respiratory status by measuring etCO2, SpO2, respiration rate, and pulse rate.
Monitor patient respiratory status remotely with Vital Sync™ monitoring and clinical decision support solution. It allows clinicians to take action with immediate access to smart, actionable data, implement clinical protocols through the use of CDS apps and receive updates and alerts on any web-enabled device.
*Vital Sync™ physiological patch is an alternate name for the Zephyr™ BioModule. The function and form of the Vital Sync™ physiological patch are identical to that of the Zephyr™ BioModule.