Real-Time Data to Impede the ‘Quiet Killer’ , sepsis

Using Real-Time Data to Impede the ‘Quiet Killer’

Every year more than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with severe sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those, 250,000 don’t survive.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality cites sepsis as the most costly illness treated in hospitals—more than $24 billion annually.

20/20 Hindsight: If we only knew we could have saved lives

As a clinician…

Have you ever looked back and asked yourself, why didn’t I notice that before? Or, how did I miss that? Whatever ‘that’ may be – When you place these same principled questions into your own clinical experience with an adverse patient event, it often raises more frustrating questions, than answers. Until now.

OIRD

Time to Heed Expert Advice and Finally Put a Stop to OIRD

We’ve all heard horror stories about generally healthy patients who undergo low-risk elective surgery and end up in the ICU or even worse – die from complications. How does this happen and why? One very concerning cause is opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD).

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The Case for Continuous Clinical Surveillance

Reducing false alarms has been the subject of countless meetings, lectures and peer-reviewed studies. Many approaches have been identified for reducing alarms in high-acuity settings. For example, Görges [2] showed that a 14-second delay before alarm presentation would reduce non-actionable alarms by 50%. A 19-second delay would reduce this further to 67%.

technology safety net

A Technology Safety Net that Improves Patient Safety

The increasing complex state of health care and compounding nursing vacancies are playing a role in un-achieved outcomes and putting patients at risk. This is the reality that most hospitals face today. More critically-ill patients are seeking care and are being cared for by fewer clinicians.