Tens of millions of patients undergo major surgeries worldwide each year, and the post-operative phase carries a high risk of complications. Although current standard care includes vital sign observations at regular intervals, patients often deteriorate between measurements to the extent that they require admission to intensive care and/or prolonged hospital stay.
The Patient Status Engine addresses this issue by providing accurate and continuous monitoring of patients following surgery. The integrated continuous Early Warning Scores allow ward staff to quickly and confidently identify post-surgical deterioration, thus enabling early intervention and subsequent reduction in the numbers of transfers to the intensive care ward or critical care facility. The better data provided by the PSE also gives care teams the confidence to get patients moving sooner, leading to faster recovery and earlier discharge.
Following major surgery, post-operative complication rates are high, between 15 - 45%, depending on the procedure. To address this the study compared the number of micro events detected by continuous monitoring with those documented by the widely used standardised Early Warning Score (EWS) calculated from manual observations at regular intervals.
“Continuous monitoring with the Patient Status Engine identifies deteriorating patients earlier.”
Christian Meyhoff, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen University
PSE Platform for use in Post-Operative Care – Benefits
Aids early detection of deterioration
through integrated customisable early warning scores and real-time clinical artificial intelligence
Rapid implementation on any bed
simply place PSE gateway next to bed, attach wireless sensors to patient, start monitoring
Enhanced early mobility
unobtrusive wearable sensors allow freedom of movement and avoid confinement to bed
Better data quality
wireless sensors reduce motion artifact and overcome data loss due to cable detachment
through better knowledge of patient's current status and future trajectory
Avoids ICU admissions
Earlier identification of deterioration allows more timely and simpler interventions
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