Help prevent Complications before they happen


Vital SYNC™ Monitoring and clinical decision support (CDS) system

Preventing complications before they happen. It’s integral to quality care. The Vital Sync™ monitoring and CDS solution is designed to do just that.

The Vital Sync™ CDS solution automatically collects and aggregates patient physiological information while continuously assessing a patient’s condition based on your chosen protocol. Point of care analytics can help you understand your patient’s condition better than any individual parameter. So you can spot trends sooner — and provide care earlier.

Below are five specific patient care challenges that the Vital Sync™ CDS solution can help you manage:

Know the minute your patient is ready to wean

Weaning mechanically ventilated patients is a top clinical priority in the ICU. Your challenge, however, is navigating the delicate balance of two extremes.

Weaning too late can increase vent dependency, increase length of stay, and risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia(VAP).1, 2, 3, 4 Too soon can lead to reintubation, which is associated with longer hospital stays, 5x higher risk of developing VAP and a 7x higher risk of dying in the hospital.5 The Vital Sync™ weaning readiness and spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) monitoring app lets you set weaning readiness criteria based on your hospital’s protocol and alerts you when your patient is ready to begin a weaning trial. So you can start the weaning process at the right time.

Learn more how continuous weaning readiness monitoring can help you make the right call, when timing is everything.

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Remotely monitor spontaneous breathing trials

The Vital Sync™ weaning readiness and SBT monitoring app allows you to track the breath-by-breath progress of your patient through the trial from wherever you are. The vendor-neutral device connectivity lets you include other parameters — like blood pressure, SpO2, heart rate, or RR — to guide your care.

You can define guardrails that determine the trial’s progress toward a successful conclusion. If your patient falls outside those thresholds, you and your clinical team are alerted. So you can go to the bedside and intervene when possible. And because you can view all of this data from wherever you are, you can run multiple SBTs simultaneously. So you, and the entire respiratory team, will always be by your patients’ side — wherever you are.

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