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November 6, 2012

Washington hospital to improve patient monitoring capabilities with Masimo SET

Skagit Valley Hospital in Washington, US, has opted to standardise on Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology throughout the facility for improved patient monitoring capabilities.

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Skagit Valley Hospital in Washington, US, has opted to standardise on Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology throughout the facility for improved patient monitoring capabilities.

The hospital will also deploy Masimo’s non-invasive rainbow acoustic monitoring technology for advanced respiration rate monitoring.

"Masimo’s technology is excellent and the monitors are precise, picking up signals even when patients’ hands are cold."

Skagit Valley Hospital pulmonary and sleep services director Getty Phippen said the hospital provides safe, quality care, implementing the latest technology to better serve its patients.

"Masimo’s technology is excellent and the monitors are precise, picking up signals even when patients’ hands are cold," Phippen added.

The rainbow acoustic monitoring technology for acoustic respiration rate (RRa) utilises an adhesive sensor along with an integrated acoustic transducer, which is applied to the patient’s neck, to continuously measure the respiration rate.

RRa measurement allows earlier detection of respiratory compromise and patient distress.

Masimo chairman and CEO Joe Kiani said, "Patient care and safety remain our top priority, and we’re happy that our technology will help Skagit Valley Hospital keep continuous and non-invasive watch over their patients, whether in the OR or on the general floor."

Masimo SET virtually eliminates false alarms, aids in detecting life-threatening events, and accurately monitors blood oxygen saturation, according to Masimo.

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