University of Utah Hospital reveals the future of bedside monitoring
By utilizing groundbreaking software, the University of Utah Hospital is taking bedside monitoring to another level.
According to a release on the university’s health care website, when a patient suffers a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, the doctors’ primary concern is making sure enough nutrients are getting to the brain or the spinal cord. The software allows doctors to select specific patient variables they want to monitor at the same time. Additionally, the care team is provided with trend data as well as pie charts that report threshold compliance in real time.
“We're not only utilizing new and groundbreaking technologies that others have developed, we are inventing new technologies here at the University of Utah,” Dr. Gregory Hawryluk, a neurosurgeon who specializes in traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, said in the release. “In our intensive care unit we are using technologies that no one else ... has. Our new software – no one else has it yet.”
With the new software, currently in beta testing, doctors and nurses are provided with real time feedback on threshold compliance for several parameters concurrently, the release said.
“This software allows us to closely monitor our most acutely ill patients and eliminates any delays of administering care,” Tyler Harman, clinical nurse coordinator, said in the release. “It’s great to know that both nurse and physicians are seeing the same trends in real time and can implement interventions to improve the care that is being provided.”
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