Alarm + Waveform Exports
Alarm waveform context for safe decisions.
The Joint Commission has established alarm management as a National Patient Safety Goal in order to create safer patient environments and manage the soaring problem of clinician alarm fatigue. And while hospitals are seeking ways to have this data delivered directly to clinicians’ handheld devices, fatigue risk still remains a challenge given that over 90% of these alarms are non-actionable.
In order to understand if an alarm is actionable, clinicians need context such as waveforms and vital signs. Without context, there is potential for further fatigue and increasing already inefficient clinical workflows.
Excel Medical closes the gap in alarm documentation and handheld communication system integration. Through simultaneous acquisition of patient monitoring data and ancillary medical device data, Excel’s BedMasterEx and BedComm platforms deliver physiological waveforms and medical device alarms to third-party communication systems and handheld devices. More contextual clinical information improves clinicians ability to better determine if an alarm is actionable or false.
In critical care settings, for example, Excel’s ability to send ventilator alarms and corresponding cardiopulmonary waveforms to a clinician’s handheld device is an industry innovation.
Similarly, in cardiac telemetry and central monitoring, technicians can use the BedMasterEx platform to send alarms and corresponding waveforms from a cardiac telemetry monitor to a clinician’s handheld device (via the hospital’s communication system) for evaluation and action. With this platform, technicians can also alert clinicians when a patient presents a critical cardiac arrhythmia. Simultaneously, the monitor technician uses BedMasterEx to document the alarm in the patient’s report for integration into the hospital’s EMR and communication to physicians and nurses.