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Keep Patients Safe When Administering Opioids

In August 2012, The Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Event Alert on the safe use of opioids in hospitals and recommended continuous oxygenation and ventilation monitoring.1 With Masimo Patient SafetyNet*, you can rest easier knowing accurate alarms from Masimo SET® pulse oximetry are instantly sent to assigned clinicians through an easy-to-use, flexible, and cost-effective monitoring system.

Patient SafetyNet and Masimo SET® enabled Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to significantly improve clinical outcomes and reduce the cost of care.2,3

For post-surgical ventilation monitoring, Patient SafetyNet is available with standard capnography or with rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™ which utilizes a noninvasive acoustic sensor to measure respiration rate continuously. In a recent study, rainbow Acoustic Monitoring™ had a higher sensitivity than standard capnography to detect pauses in breathing.4

Patient SafetyNet Connects Patients and Caregivers Quickly, Easily, and Accurately

Masimo Patient SafetyNet* remote monitoring and clinician notification system combines the performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry with ventilation monitoring and wireless clinician notification via pager or 3rd party gateway to IP phones. Patient SafetyNet provides an unmatched level of patient safety on the general floor in a system that can either be integrated into either your existing wired or wireless network.

Facilitating appropriate early clinical response, preemptions of sentinel events, and avoidance of unnecessary transfers while helping you meet The Joint Commission1, Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)5, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)3, and American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) guidelines.6

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*The use of the trademark SafetyNet is under license from University HealthSystem Consortium.

References

  1. The Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert Issue 49, August 8, 2012.
  2. Taenzer AH et al. Anesthesiology. 2010;112(2);282-287.
  3. Taenzer AH et al. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter Spring-Summer 2012.
  4. Ramsay et al. Anes & Anal. 2013.
  5. ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Newsletter. 2009.
  6. Practice Guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Respiratory Depression Associated with Neuraxial Opioid Administration. Anesthesiology. 2009;110:1–1.
  • †    As a result of respiratory depression from opioids.