Standard of care for patients regarding patient monitoring has evolved over the years. For example, Capnography (Co2 monitoring) became a routine standard for anesthesia monitoring in the 1980’s. It was found that through this monitoring practice, cases of brain injury and death resulting from anesthesia could be greatly reduced. Pulse oximetry standards were also adopted, as well.
Today the equipment we use and the training and education that our clinicians, doctors and surgeons receive make surgery safer than ever. Our technology is such that it seems at every turn we see new developments in technology that increase our care and safety. With that comes changes in perception as to what should be labeled as, “Standard of Care” in all aspects of the medical equipment that is used.
A fairly new concept that is now available is the ability to monitor a patient from pre-operation to surgery and then back to recovery without any lapses in that monitoring, even when the patient will be monitored under general anesthesia during surgery. There are many specialties that monitor a patient from “start to finish” now, but usually either the patient does not require anesthetic monitoring during the procedure, or the display of the transport monitor used is very small and not easy for the staff to see and read. We are offering a new product to combat all of these issues.
The EMS module makes monitoring the patient during transport easy, without sacrificing screen size or parameters once you get the patient to their next destination. The EMS module is very small and lightweight, but yet has a 3.4” color display that shows waveform and readings for all basic parameters, including: SpO2, ECG, NIBP, Temp and even IBP. The module simply slides out from the back of the monitor when transport is needed. All the patient cables for the abovementioned parameters are already connected to the module, so there are no cables to be changed. When the patient reaches their destination, the module simply slides back into the large screen monitor there and monitoring continues as needed.
You pick the size
The Biolight AnyView A series monitors have varying screen sizes to suite your needs. From the AnyView A3 which has an 8” color display, all the way up to an A8, which boasts a huge 17” color display. How’s that for easy to see? What makes these monitors special is not the screen size or necessarily the parameters, but the parameter module option that it can come with.
Real life example
Jane Doe comes in for a routine surgery and is placed on a stretcher in pre-op and monitored prior to her procedure. She is monitored by a Biolight AnyView A5 with a large 12” display. It’s time for Jane’s surgery, so she is not unhooked from all of her monitoring and rolled into the operating room. Instead, the module on the rear of the Biolight A5 monitor is removed and placed on the stretcher. She is transported into the operating room and being monitored the entire time. Once in the operating room, Jane is transferred to the surgical table and the monitoring module is then inserted on another A series monitor that is atop the anesthesia machine. This A monitor already has a module attached for Co2 and for anesthetic agent monitoring. She is monitored throughout her procedure while under general anesthesia. After her surgery she is transferred back to the stretcher and the module is removed from the Biolight patient monitor. During this critical time she is constantly monitored as the staff pushes her back to recovery. Once in recovery the EMS module is snapped back into the Biolight A5 for continuous monitoring at bedside.
There are many advantages to the A series monitors we distribute from Biolight, but this particular aspect is one that we believe may one day be a standard of care for patient monitoring – constant continuous monitoring throughout the patients entire visit.
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