A nursing shift is among the most demanding and stressful of any hospital professional. Alarm inundation and unchecked proliferation only makes that job harder. Here’s how one nurse suggests tackling the problem.
The successful implementation of patient monitoring initiatives that improve patient safety has long been a goal of healthcare leaders across the country. Unfortunately, parsing notifications from individual medical devices, reliance on physical spot checks of patients, and the lack of rules-based analytics to assess a patient’s current condition in real-time or identify signs of deterioration puts that achievement out of reach for many hospitals and health systems.
Patient safety in the era of value-based care is increasingly defined as preventing adverse events before emergency interventions or costly escalations are required. However, most common monitoring practices are reactive, not proactive; meaning, interventions are often applied only after a patient has deteriorated.
Clinical decision support (CDS) and clinical surveillance are often used by clinicians as an interchangeable, catch-all category of human- and technology-based capabilities that allow for the observation of patients for the purposes of ensuring safety and optimal outcomes.1
On June 26th I will be joining Tim Gee at Medical Connectivity Consulting on a webinar to discuss continuous clinical surveillance. Since coming to Bernoulli about 18 months ago, I have developed a whole new perspective on how the landscape of various vendor solutions fit together.