The most common intervention performed in hospitals is the measurement of vital signs. While nurses are confident about their ability to gather and interpret the data needed to identify patients at risk of deterioration, there are concerns about the frequency of observation and at times the accuracy of vital sign measurements.
A continuous, wearable vitals monitor could transform this aspect of critical care, affording patients greater comfort and less stress, while providing their clinical team with accurate, real-time information from anywhere in the hospital. Nurses will be able to spend more time using their observational skills at the bedside, while doctors will be able to intervene sooner when signs of deterioration are detected.
As we will see, this is a far cry from the way vital signs monitoring is implemented today. Continue reading