How is Remote Monitoring assisting the Intensive Care Unit
Intensive care units(ICUs) patients treatment makes up around 1/3 of all hospital costs in the US. These patients are sick, and each one responds differently. These patients require more rapid intervention for problems like arrhythmia, hypotension or hypoxia.
A remote Intensive care unit is plan to organize and tend to these problems promptly. The patient has an intensivist who is observing the chart and receiving alerts of shifts in the patient’s health as well as a video and audio feed. The doctor can see and communicate to the patient, and can inform the floor nurse that the patient requires hands-on care.
The patient monitoring load can be scattered by monitoring multiple ICUs at one remote site. Remote ICU’s expands the abilities of the Intensivist over more of the hospital’s ICU patients. There is a powerful impact on the quality of patient care with the presence of a critical care physician observing these patients all night long.
By using advanced medical imaging, video conferencing and Health IT in ICUs, the physicians can monitor intensive care patients and provide a higher quality of care.
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