With patient acuity and complexity increasing, and patient-to-nurse ratios rising, the med-surg environment can be challenging. Amidst this reality, too many patients are dying from preventable causes.
Unrecognized patient deterioration can lead to mortality and may affect as many as 17% of hospital admissions. Heart rate and respiratory rate are the two most important predictors for adverse events. Early intervention for these patients is crucial to keeping them safe.
That’s why contact-free, continuous monitoring of heart rate and respiratory rate on the Centrella® Smart+ bed is designed to:
- Identify signs of patient deterioration
- Initiate an early intervention
- Help promote patient safety
Read the story in Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare to see how Arnot Ogden Medical Center uses contact-free, continuous monitoring to protect patients from clinical deterioration.