The Vital Sync™ Weaning Readiness and SBT Monitoring App Simplifies Protocol Driven Weaning

Extubating too soon places patients at risk for longer hospital stays, 5 times higher risk of developing ventilator-associated pneumonia and an up to 7 times increased mortality risk.([FOOTNOTE=Gao F, Yang LH, He HR, et al. The effect of reintubation on ventilator-associated pneumonia and mortality among mechanically ventilated patients with intubation: A systematic review and metaanalysis. Heart Lung. 2016;45(4):363-371],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) Extubating too late can lead to:([FOOTNOTE=MacIntyre NR. The ventilator discontinuation process: an expanding evidence base. Respir Care. 2013;58(6):1074-1086],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Esteban A, Alia I, Gordo F, et al. Extubation outcome after spontaneous breathing trials with T-tube or pressure support ventilation. The Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1997;156(2 Pt 1):459-465.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Esteban A, Alia I, Tobin MJ, et al. Effect of spontaneous breathing trial duration on outcome of attempts to discontinue mechanical ventilation. Spanish Lung Failure Collaborative Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999;159(2):512-518.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Hess D, Kacmarek RM. Essentials of mechanical ventilation. Third edition. ed. New York: McGraw Hill Education, Medical Publishing Division; 2014.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

  • Increased vent dependency
  • Increased length of stay and sedation use
  • Risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia

But protocolised weaning can help - to identify patients who are ready for weaning more quickly and to manage the weaning process. It has been shown to significantly reduce the duration of ventilation, number of complications, and resulting costs.([FOOTNOTE=Silva CS, Timenetsky KT, Taniguchi C, et al. Low mechanical ventilation times and reintubation rates associated with a specific weaning protocol in an intensive care unit setting: a retrospective study. Clinics. 2012;67(9):995-1000.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Tobin MJ. Mechanical ventilation. N Engl J Med. 1994;330(15):1056-1061.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Dasta JF, McLaughlin TP, Mody SH, Piech CT. Daily cost of an intensive care unit day: the contribution of mechanical ventilation. Critical care medicine. 2005;33(6):1266-1271.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Marelich GP, Murin S, Battistella F, Inciardi J, Vierra T, Roby M. Protocol weaning of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical patients by respiratory care practitioners and nurses: effect on weaning time and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Chest. 2000;118(2):459-467.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Product Features

The app tracks weaning readiness in real time and sends you remote notifications the minute your patients meet your identified criteria. Once you initiate a Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT), it helps you track your patient's breath-by-breath progress throughout the trial - from wherever you are.

Protocolised weaning has been shown to:

  • Reduce time on vent by more than a day([FOOTNOTE=Blackwood B, Burns KE, Cardwell CR, O’Halloran P. Protocolized versus non-protocolized weaning for reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill adult patients. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews. 2014(11):CD006904.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Reduce a patient's length of stay in the ICU by more than a day([FOOTNOTE=Burns K, Meade M, Lessard M, et al. Wean earlier and automatically with new technology (the WEAN study): A multicenter, Pilot randomized controlled trial. Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2013;187(11): 1203-1211.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
  • Cut the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia by as much as 35%([FOOTNOTE=Dries DJ, McGonigal MD, Malian MS, Bor BJ, Sullivan C. Protocol-driven ventilator weaning reductes use of mechanical ventilation, rate of early reintubation, and ventilator associated pneumonia. J Trauma. 2004;56(5):943-951.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Discover the Vital Sync™ Remote Monitoring Tutorial

This interactive tool shows you how our Vital Sync™ Remote Monitoring software works, its functionalities and how to navigate through it.

  • This remote monitoring software tutorial is interactive, which means it reveals explanations of the user interface when clicking on the green highlighted areas;
  • When all green highlighted areas are clicked, the tutorial continues to the next screen. By clicking either the back- or forward button, screens can be changed.

Enjoy this interactive Vital Sync™ Remote Monitoring Tutorial.

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