The Philips eICU
programme allows for near real-time remote patient monitoring and early intervention via advanced audio-visual technology.
program enables physicians to remotely monitor critically ill patients at multiple sites from a centralized support center.
With solid state, fanless design to minimize sound disturbance, the product will be a fully integrated video consultation device designed to perform in eICU
environments and serve as the state-of-the-art next-generation model for patient monitoring.
The results were part of a year-long study, conducted by eICU
nurse Laura Maples MSN, RN, CCRN-e, to reduce the department's rate of sepsis mortality.
Blood was collected within 24 h of admission into the RICU or EICU
, and plasma was separated and stored at -80[degrees]C.
Other health systems are already seeing substantial clinical and financial results from eICU
In OhioHealth's eICU
, critical care nurses sit in front of monitors and oversee the critical care beds in all of the health system's facilities.
Similar telehealth-based care delivery models for hospitals utilizing the Philips eICU
program were shown to reduce mortality by 26 percent and length of stay by 20 percent in a recent large, multi-center study.
It reviewed the de-identified data of the entire adult ( Greater than 18 years old) population admitted to two non-university community hospitals (teaching and non-teaching) that were monitored by electronic ICU (eICU
) systems during a 23-month observation period.
"Since the implementation of eICU
technology in 2010, PKIMC has used it to monitor and treat 76 patients," Rush says.
Croteau will oversee critically ill patients in Heywood Hospital's new eICU
, in collaboration with the hospital's medical staff and UMass Memorial Medical Center's Critical Care team in Worcester.