SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Management of Sotera® Wireless, a leader in the drive to make healthcare safer through continuous multi-parameter patient monitoring, will present at an educational session during the upcoming AAMI 2016 Conference and Expo taking place next month in Tampa, Fla. The presentation "Advances in Surveillance Monitoring: Improving Patient Safety Outcomes," to be held on June 6 at 7 a.m., will highlight the potential for improved patient safety in those hospitals implementing broader patient surveillance.
Rosemary Kennedy, chief nursing officer, and James Welch, executive vice president, product development, will address the growing concern of avoidable patient incidents on the general floor and the prospects for improving early detection of patient deterioration through new patient monitoring methods. Attendees will also learn about strategies to guide their hospital in adopting and sustaining an emerging standard of care.
"Multi-parameter surveillance of patients is becoming an important new standard of care, aimed at reversing the unacceptable level of avoidable patient incidents," said Kennedy. "We hope this session will equip attendees with a greater understanding of technologies that address the full complement of vital signs, their utility and integration capabilities, and how the value of improving patient safety outcomes can be measured."
The presentation will reference a paper "Framework For Alarm Management Process Maturity"1 co-authored by Welch and published in the May/June 2016 issue of Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology. The paper discusses a framework intended as a guide for continuous improvement efforts to reduce non-actionable alarms of all types originating from medical devices.
Throughout the meeting Expo, Sotera representatives will be available at booth #442 to discuss and demonstrate how the Company's ViSi Mobile® System is contributing to patient safety in hospitals throughout the world. The System is a wireless, wearable platform that continuously monitors all patient vital signs and communicates data to clinicians. By alerting clinicians to vital sign fluctuations that signal patient deterioration, the ViSi Mobile System can bolster a hospital's rapid response system.
The ViSi Mobile System aligns with evidence demonstrating that the highest-specificity indicator for at-risk patients is a combination of heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure and change in mental status. The System captures all of these quantitative measurements, along with SpO2, pulse rate, and skin temperature.
About Sotera Wireless
Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego-based healthcare technology company dedicated to a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement. More information on the company or its ViSi Mobile System can be obtained at soterawireless.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1 Welch J, Rayo M, Kater B, Bagian T, Jaobs K, Shanawani H, Jaffe R, Conti M, Razzano L. Framework for Alarm Management Process Maturity. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2016 May-Jun;50(3):165-79. doi: 10.2345/0899-8205-50.3.165.
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