It’s no secret that healthcare is an ever-changing industry, and hospitals need to adapt their practices accordingly. For example, wireless patient monitoring systems are becoming increasingly popular in hospitals everywhere because of their ability to monitor patients remotely. Wireless patient monitoring helps nurses streamline patient care while lowering the risk of hospital-acquired infections. To learn more about why wireless patient monitoring is essential in any hospital, keep reading!
Increase Staff Efficiency
While a wireless patient monitoring system is designed to be used for the benefit of patients, it can also save time and resources for hospital staff. By reducing the number of times staff members have to check in on patients, you can increase efficiency and avoid putting extra strain on your nursing staff. Hospitals can also experience a reduction in staff turnover with the use of this system, as you can streamline patient care and improve efficiency among your staff. Nurses will be able to spend less time manually monitoring patients and more time interacting with patients in person, which is ultimately more beneficial for patients.
Decrease the Risk of Hospital-Acquired Infections
Patients who are monitored manually have a higher risk of hospital-acquired infections than those who are monitored remotely. This is because staff members have to physically enter patient rooms regularly to manually monitor their vitals. When monitoring patients remotely, there’s virtually no risk of hospital-acquired infections because staff members don’t have to physically enter a patient’s room. This can be especially advantageous for patients who have been diagnosed with highly contagious diseases, as it can prevent them from spreading the infection to other patients. When patients are monitored remotely, there’s no risk of hospital-acquired infections because there’s no physical contact with staff members.
Remote Patient Monitoring for Safer Healthcare
When patients’ vitals are monitored remotely, it allows staff members to be more proactive than reactive. When a patient’s vitals are being monitored manually, nurses are forced to act whenever a reading is outside of the expected range. When vitals are being monitored remotely, however, nurses receive an alert if a reading is outside of the expected range. This allows staff members to be more proactive and potentially able to solve a problem before a patient notices a change.
Monitor Multiple Patients at Once
Patients often require different levels of monitoring, which means that some patients will be monitored manually while others are monitored remotely. By implementing a wireless patient monitoring system, you can simultaneously monitor multiple patients so staff members don’t have to go from room to room manually checking vitals. You can also keep a check on multiple patients in different locations at once using this system. This is especially useful for monitoring patients who are in other parts of the hospital, patients who are in transitional care units, and those who are bedridden.
Wireless patient monitoring systems are helpful in many ways, especially in hospitals where patients are often in close proximity to one another. With a wireless system, nurses and doctors can keep an eye on patients from a central location, which saves time and reduces the risk of cross-contamination among patients.
LifeSigns’ Intelligent Monitoring System can monitor multiple parameters of several patients continuously. It proves to be a One-Stop solution for Multi-Patient Multi-Parameter monitoring in India. The iMS biosensor accurately measures 2 channel ECG, SPo2, BP, HR, body temperature, and RR. The future of healthcare is wireless and digital, and LifeSigns envisions leading the industry in bringing forth technology solutions for improved outcomes across the board.
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