This week’s must reads in patient safety focus on monitoring, which seems fitting given our recent re-release of the podcast in honor of the fifth anniversary death of 18-year old Amanda Abbiehl.
Monitoring with Capnography
EMSI released the results of its readers on their knowledge and use of capnography during patient care. Some interesting findings:
- Ninety-five percent of respondents strongly agree or agree that capnography is easy to use.
- Strong agreement that capnography is an important tool for monitoring patients with a respiratory complaint or patients in cardiac arrest
These findings support the discussion by Mike McEvoy, “The critical role of capnography: For both intubated and non-intubated patients, capnography can provide a wealth of information about vital signs”
The Future of Monitoring?
Engineering and Technology Magazine reports on the trial of a wearable ‘vital signs’ monitor that can directly send alerts to medical staff if a patient’s condition is deteriorating
Should wearable monitors be the future of monitoring technology?
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