Case Reading the signs

Patients may show signs of deterioration that can point to imminent cardiac arrest several hours before it occurs. Learning to recognize and respond to these events could help avert a potentially life-threatening situation. Subtle changes in heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and body temperature are all known possible early indicators of a cardiac emergency. But how do you know when to intervene?

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Monitoring at-risk individuals helps you spot the warning signs early on, giving you time to respond and make informed therapy decisions. Educating your staff to identify any change in a patient’s condition as potentially significant, and training them to take the right action could play a part in reducing the incidence of in-hospital cardiac arrest.

ERC Guidelines 2015 on early detection of patient deterioration

“Early recognition of the deteriorating patient and prevention of cardiac arrest is the first link in the chain of survival. Hospitals should provide a system of care that includes: (a) educating staff about the signs of patient deterioration and the rationale for rapid response to illness, (b) appropriate, and frequent monitoring of patients’ vital signs, (c) clear guidance to assist staff in the early detection of patient deterioration.”

European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015. Section 1.
Executive summary. P14.

Stay in the picture
You can gain timely insight into vital parameters with Life Scope, our extensive range of patient monitoring solutions. Flexibility, versatility, and modularity help you meet diverse requirements across multiple care areas and levels of acuity. From non-invasive models with basic functionality to high-end devices, the Life Scope series lets you access the metrics you need, when and where you need them.

Nihon Kohden offers a range of devices, including portable, wireless, and wearable monitors, as well as central station and networking solutions. All our
technology supports intuitive, reliable operation in tune with the needs of your specific care environment.

Life Scope G3
Mobile solution for vital sign monitoring

  • Robust, waterproof, wearable telemetry device that runs on WiFi
  • Rapid, up-to-date information on ECG, respiration, and SpO2
  • Direct access to review capabilities on the screen
  • Alarms draw attention to changes in condition, helping to detect deterioration sooner

Use your data
The data you collect during patient monitoring is a highly valuable asset. Targeted analysis of this information can help you fine-tune your responses and processes for the future. This approach supports ongoing education and training of your staff and helps you drive toward continuous improvement.

Our solution for early detection
Comprehensive vital signs monitoring helps you spot deterioration early. Our Life Scope series provides the technology you need to keep a closer eye on your patients across care areas and acuity levels.