As caregivers around the world respond to a surge of COVID-19 patients, one of the challenges they face is with rapidly changing standards of care. One example is the evolving recommendation for managing the ventilatory needs of COVID-19 patients. Our VP of Medical Affairs, Carlos Urrea, MD, MPH, tells me that while intubation previously was the preferred approach for these…
Last week, a 68-bed tent hospital opened in New York’s Central Park to treat overflow COVID-19 patients from the city’s Mount Sinai Hospital. At the same time, the Army Corps of Engineers completed conversion of the 1.8 million-square-foot Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City to accommodate more than 2,000 patients. For many of us, seeing these projects…
Webinar: Children’s of Alabama Expedites Patient Care by Consolidating Multiple Apps on Voalte Smartphones
In this webinar, Stephanie Lenz, MSN, RN, will do a step-by-step walkthrough of three real-life workflow scenarios in the pediatric ICU when treating Alice, a 5-year-old girl who had a fever for four days and difficulty breathing.
The Hillrom acquisition of Excel Medical adds an MDI layer as a way to tie together data from smart beds, contact-free continuous monitoring, physiological monitoring, EMRs, nurse call and more.
We hear a lot of talk about how technology has “disrupted” healthcare. But as I noted in my presentation at this year’s VUE19 conference, we haven’t seen anything yet. Yes, IT has significantly altered how hospitals and physicians practice medicine. But based on historical precedent, we’re still 5 to 10 years away from our “Netflix moment.”
By continuously monitoring heart rate and respiratory rate—important predictors of patient deterioration—the Centrella Smart+ bed alerts using lights and sounds, and sends an automatic notification to the appropriate nurse’s Voalte smartphone via NaviCare® Nurse Call or other third-party nurse call or middleware system.