No. 9 Medical Innovation for 2018: Centralized Monitoring of Hospital Patients (Video)

Off-site personnel help relieve alarm fatigue

Hospitals have long struggled with “alarm fatigue,” when busy caregivers become desensitized to the constant noise of cardiac telemetry monitoring systems. Reports indicate that up to 44 percent of inpatient cardiac arrests are not detected appropriately.

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Centralized monitoring has emerged as the answer. Off-site personnel use advanced equipment, including sensors and high-definition cameras, to monitor blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, pulse oximetry and more. Complex data are assimilated to trigger on-site intervention when appropriate while filtering out many unimportant alarms.

In this video, learn more about why centralized monitoring is one of Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2018