Weekly Must Reads in Patient Safety (July 17, 2015)

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.

Amanda Abbiehl Podcast Graphic

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

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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

capnography waveform

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?

Tell us what you think in our spot quiz:

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