It’s important to continuously monitor a patient. In a multisite study of 1,335 patients, respiratory depression episodes (RDE) were found to be common. Forty-six percent of subjects experienced RDEs.([FOOTNOTE=Khanna A, Bergese S, Jungquist CR, Morimatsu H, Uezono S, Lee S. Prediction of opioid-induced respiratory depression on inpatient wards using continuous capnography and oximetry: an international prospective, observational trial. Anesth Analg. 131(4):1012–1024, October 2020.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) 97 percent of postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression is preventable with better continuous monitoring and response.([FOOTNOTE=Lee LA, Caplan RA, Stephens LS, et al. Postoperative opioid-induced respiratory depression: a closed claims analysis. Anesthesiology. 2015;122(3):659–665.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Nationwide, patient safety is a top hospital priority.([FOOTNOTE=Frost & Sullivan. Patient Safety in Healthcare Forecast to 2022. Frost & Sullivan Online Store. https://store.frost.com/patientsafety-inhealthcare-forecast-to-2022.html. Published Jan. 9, 2018. Accessed 1/21/2020.],[ANCHOR=Frost & Sullivan. Patient Safety in Healthcare Forecast to 2022. Frost & Sullivan Online Store. https://store.frost.com/patientsafety-inhealthcare-forecast-to-2022.html. Published Jan. 9, 2018. Accessed 1/21/2020.],[LINK=]) Unlike spot checking once every two to four hours, continuous monitoring with Microstream™ capnography and Nellcor™ pulse oximetry via the Vital Sync™ remote patient monitoring platform may help clinicians improve patient safety. And remote continuous monitoring with Early Warning Scores can help clinicians detect trouble in patients earlier in fact, about 6.6 hours before code in 60 percent of cases.([FOOTNOTE=Maupin JM, Roth DJ, Krapes JM. Use of the modified early warning score decreases code blue events. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35(12):598–603.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=APSF. Monitoring for opioid-induced ventilatory impairment (OIVI) video. APSF Website. https://youtu.be/j4brtlBmGzc Accessed May 28 2021.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Continuous capnography monitoring is six times more sensitive than pulse oximetry monitoring in helping you recognize postoperative respiratory depression,([FOOTNOTE=Lam T, Nagappa M, Wong J, Singh M, Wong D, Chung F. Continuous Pulse Oximetry and Capnography Monitoring for Postoperative Respiratory Depression and Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2017;125(6):2019-2029.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) and can detect it at twice the rate.([FOOTNOTE=Hutchison R, Rodriguez L. Capnography and respiratory depression. Am J Nurs. 2008;108(2):35–39.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Continuous SpO2 monitoring is associated with reduced postoperative ICU admissions for pulmonary complications.([FOOTNOTE=Ochroch EA, Russell MW, Hanson WC 3rd, et al. The impact of continuous pulse oximetry monitoring on intensive care unit admissions from a postsurgical care floor. Anesth Analg. 2006;102(3):868–875.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
Early warning scores help clinicians recognize deterioration ~6.6 hours before code in 60 percent of cases.6
Use of contact-free continuous monitoring (CFCM) could save hospitals $19,940 per bed per year and help save 200,000 lives each year.([FOOTNOTE=AAMI. Continuous electronic monitoring could save billions of dollars, thousands of lives, reports say. Published Aug. 18 2016. Accessed July 29 2019.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])
A winning combination of monitoring technologies to help you monitor the respiratory monitor status of your patients. We’re here for you as partners in patient safety. Our upgraded, simplified solution helps you catch respiratory compromise early that spot check often misses. Find out how our technologies work together to improve patient safety and how using contact-free continuous monitoring (CFCM) could save your hospital $19,940 per bed per year and help save 200,000 lives each year.10
Monitoring systems can help facilitate timely interventions for high-risk patients. They can provide an added layer of care by continually observing hospitalized patients and drawing attention to those who show signs of deterioration.2
The pulse is the foundation of pulse oximetry. And Nellcor™ pulse oximetry was at the forefront of developing this technology 40 years ago. While other technologies have been developed, none can replicate our proprietary algorithm that ties our readings to the source — the pulse of your patients. That’s what makes our technology unique — and consistently accurate.
Nellcor™ technology allows you to continuously monitor a patient's oxygenation status — one of the key parameters to help you keep your patients safe.
The Capnostream™ 35 portable respiratory and Capnostream™ 20p bedside monitors are designed for continuous monitoring of etCO2, SpO2, respiration rate and pulse rate. You can simply connect both Microstream™ Advance filter lines and Nellcor™ pulse oximetry sensors to these two monitors.
The Vital Sync™ remote respiratory monitoring system can be quickly implemented in your facility to remotely connect you to patients' SpO2, etCO2, respiratory rate and pulse rate. Now, you can get data delivered to you in one place and remotely.
Learn about our simplified remote continuous monitoring solution to help keep patients — and clinicians — safe.
Learn how respiratory monitoring can help detect trouble earlier and how continuous monitoring improves detection.
View a bibliography of studies that demonstrate the potential impact health informatics and various monitoring technologies can have on patient surveillance on the general care floor.
Limited resources may make it challenging to monitor all patients on opioids. The recommended approach is to focus on your highest-risk patients on opioids, but until recently, there have not been studies providing a validated, predictive patient risk stratification tool. The PRODIGY study bridges this gap.2
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The Microstream™ capnography, Nellcor™ pulse oximetry, and Vital Sync™ remote patient monitoring systems should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis or therapy and are intended only as an adjunct in patient assessment.