System Features

1. In-house patient monitoring

  • System monitors several hundred patients simultaneously
  • Vital signs are shown on system workstations and bedside displays
  • Signs include: Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate, Respiration Rate, Patient Temperature, and Oxygen Saturation

2. Remote patient supervision

  • Central system can monitor outpatients in nursing homes & private residences
  • Transmits vital signs to the main system via telephone lines
  • Optional feature allows transmission of patient video, visible on-screen

3. Automatic warning when signs exceed preset limits

  • Location of emergency is shown on a hospital floor plan map
  • Pop-up alarm window shows location, problem, time, and date
  • Alarm also sounds in patient's room
  • Alarms distinguish between critical levels, warning levels, and off-line
  • Notifies appropriate doctor or nurse with a two-line message on an alpha-numeric pager

4. Flexible monitoring options

  • Provides for each patient's unique needs
  • Critical and warning limits can be adjusted separately for each bed
  • Supervision of individual signs can be turned on or off
  • Accounts for such variables as patient age, and status, and mobility

5. Automatic power backup

  • Individual patient monitors run up to two hours without power
  • Main system stays on-line for up to several hours before emergency power is restored (backup time limit chosen by facility)

6. Easy to use

  • System is controlled by pointing to pictures and menus; there are no complex keyboard commands to memorize
  • Select choices on-screen using a touch-sensitive computer screen
  • Aerial map of floor plan gives overview at a glance
  • Zoom in on patient rooms simply by pointing to them
  • Color, sound, and animation are used to communicate the extent of each emergency

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By J. Michael Crawford.
Copyright (c) 2002 Solo Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Revised: March 20, 2002.