The High Tech Hospital Bed That Saves Lives ITGS
Hospital bed manufacturer Hill-Rom has integrated continuous monitoring of heart rate, respiratory rate and analytics into its Centrella bed. The Centrella bed now captures rates more than 100 times per minute without touching the patient, alerting clinicians to potential patient deterioration events quicker than traditional monitoring methods, enabling health teams to intervene faster. It achieves the integration by using the technology of vendor EarlySense.
Vendor tests of the technology found that integration of the Centrella bed with the EarlySense monitoring software include reducing mortality related to code blue events by 83 percent and cardiac arrests by 86 percent. Further, hospital length-of-stay dropped by 9 percent and ICU days fell by 45 percent, the vendor contends. Several clients also report that the combination of technologies assist with early detection of sepsis.
IB Style ITGS Exam Questions:
Identify one input device of the Centrella bed with the EarlySense monitoring software. (1 mark)
Identify on output device of the Centrella bed with the EarlySense monitoring software. (1 mark)
To what extend will the introduction of the Centrella bed with the EarlySense monitoring software effect jobs. (6 marks)
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Hospital bed integrates with monitoring software to identify risks
By Joseph Goedert
December 10 2018