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October 25, 2012

California public health system installs new patient monitoring technologies

Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) in California, US, has deployed Masimo Patient SafetyNet with rainbow Acoustic Monitoring to save lives and minimise costs.

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Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) in California, US, has deployed Masimo Patient SafetyNet with rainbow Acoustic Monitoring to save lives and minimise costs.

Patient SafetyNet identifies the declining health status of a patient and sends wireless alerts to clinicians, allowing them to respond immediately to the patient’s condition.

"Masimo’s technology helps to safely meet recommendations from both the Joint Commission and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) to continuously monitor both oxygenation and ventilation of our post-surgical patients."

The rainbow Acoustic Monitoring technology measures a patient’s respiration rate, which facilitates earlier detection of respiratory compromise and distress in post-surgical patients.

ACMC respiratory care services director Brandy Burrows said Masimo’s Patient SafeyNet, coupled with Acoustic Monitoring, plays an important role in the hospital’s efforts to provide the safest care possible to patients after surgery.

"Our goal is to provide the best care and Masimo’s technology helps to safely meet recommendations from both the Joint Commission and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) to continuously monitor both oxygenation and ventilation of our post-surgical patients," Burrows added.

The medical centre has also deployed Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology to monitor oxygenation, eliminate false alarms and increase physicians’ ability to detect life-threatening situations.

In addition, the solution will allow clinicians to accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation and is expected to improve patient outcomes.

The 475-bed ACMC has also deployed the Masimo rainbow SET Pulse CO-Oximetry solution to help clinicians to noninvasively monitor multiple blood constituents.

Masimo MD and chief medical officer Michael O’Reilly said, "Patients and their families can be confident that with the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system, they are being monitored at the bedside even when clinical staff is not in the room."

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