Effective Solutions that support patients with COVID-19 and assist clinicians
In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare industry meets new challenges and requirements. Such changes have affected the medical care process including patient transportation and functionality of the medical equipment.
Innovative solutions implemented in the UM 300 patient monitors meet these highest and new requirements. It makes them reliable assistants for physicians and nurses in the COVID-19 treatment.
Continuous patients monitoring in every clinical situation
In basic configuration ECG, SpO2 Masimo SET®, NIBP, 2хТ, RR, and HR.
Use the UniPort connection to extend the monitor’s functionality with additional modules easily.
The COVID-19 is associated with different acute complications: progressive respiratory failure, sepsis, complications of heart disease, etc. Confirmed and reported cases of COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms from mild complaints, such as fever and cough, to more critical cases associated with different accompanying illnesses. [ 1 ] Continuous and high-quality monitoring of the patient’s vital signs is critically important in such conditions.
In the UM 300 basic configuration there is an integrated set of channels, required by Standards at Harvard Medical School. [ 2 ] With UniPort technology of additional measuring modules, clinicians can extend the functionality of the monitor directly at the patient’s bedside without replacing the equipment. So clinicians can configure the most efficient parameters’ set in each specific clinical situation for each patient.
In just 10 seconds, a clinician can set up enhanced configuration with modules-in-cable:
From the basic set
- SpO2Masimo SET®
To extended configuration
- ECG 12-lead
All channels have built-in protection for defibrillator and electrosurgical units.
Reliable monitoring for confident decisions
The quality of measurements in the UM 300 Patient Monitors is guaranteed by the cooperation with the world-leading measuring modules developers and UTAS professional development team.
Incomplete data on the patient’s condition are considered a threat to the patient by 78% of doctors and 75% of the interviewed senior nurses. [ 3 ] Especially this factor is critical in the case of patients with COVID-19.
The medical personnel needs to receive high-quality objective information about the patients’ status. This data will help to effectively select the patients depending on the severity of the disease. As a result, it allows clinicians to decide on necessary treatment right on time. Additionally, this approach can improve patient safety and help to optimize the workload in ICU.
The high quality of measurements in the UM 300 patient monitors is guaranteed by long-term cooperation with the leaders in measuring modules production. Such as:
- Masimo Corporation(pulse oximetry, multigas),
- Philips Respironics(capnography),
- Medtronic (BIS-module)
- IDMED(NMT-module) and others.
All of them have achieved “gold standards” in their development areas. [ 4 ]
Control the patient status remotely on smartphones and Central station UNET
View remotely the real-time patients’ data with UniViewer and UNET central monitoring station.
Medical personnel is at a high risk of infection caused by direct contact with a COVID-19 patient. [ 5 ]
The solutions that are implemented in the UM 300 patient monitors reduce the time and the number of contacts with COVID-patients. Information is transmitted to the UNET central station continuously. And remote monitoring UniViewer technology provides access to patient data in real-time directly on mobile phones or tablets while you are away from the patient’s bedside.
The medical staff gets access to waveforms and digital parameters, as well as alarms on the tablets or smartphones via UniViewer. So, even one healthcare worker can control the status of all patients, which are connected to the UM 300 patient monitors in the unit.
Patient monitors UM 300 continuously transmit information to the UNET central station.
The central station is installed outside the “red” or “yellow” areas of the hospital. Even with limited resources using UNET central station and UniViewer, medical staff monitors patients’ condition in real-time without increasing the number of contacts with them.
Remote Continuous monitoring by UTAS:
- No need for the clinicians to be at the patient’s bedside constantly.
- Can reduce SARS-CoV-2 viral loads and infection risk for healthcare workers.
- Increases the level of the patients’ status monitoring by qualified medical personnel, taking into account the maximum workload in the ICU.
- Clinicians can consult remotely with colleagues around the world.
- Reduces alarm fatigue with remote access to the patient’s data without visiting the bedside very often.
Don’t let COVID-19
become a hospital-acquired infection!
Patient monitors easy and effective disinfection is an important factor in the fight against the nosocomial coronavirus infection.
Patient monitors UM 300
In preventing the spread of nosocomial infections, disinfection of the surfaces of medical equipment remains an essential factor. Recent studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 can persist on inanimate surfaces (such as plastic, silicon rubber, or stainless steel) for a few days. [ 6 ]
That is why patient monitors that are located close to patients with COVID-19 must be cleaned and disinfected regularly and with ease.
It is easy to follow the sanitation guidelines with UM 300 monitors:
- There are no connectors or controllers on the smooth front panel.
- No dust in the device through ventilation holes due to fanless technology.
- No consoles: the measurement modules are mounted on the special back holder and do not complicate the sanitation process.
In times of increasing risks and burdens, UTAS does its best to support clinicians in their work through all solutions that we implement in our medical equipment.
Special attention in UTAS solutions for patient monitoring is paid to the reliable measurements; ease of expanding the monitor’s functionality and cooperation with world-class module manufacturers; remote view and continuous monitoring.
All this is to improve patient safety and support healthcare workers in these tough times. This is our contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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1. SN Compr Clin Med. 2020 Jun 25 : 1–8. Comorbidity and its Impact on Patients with COVID-19.
doi:10.1007/s42399-020-00363-4[Epub ahead of print]
2. John H. Eichhorn, MD. Standards for Patient Monitoring During Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School/ John H. Eichhorn, MD; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD; David J. Cullen, MD. – 1986. – doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03380080063029
3. Patient safety in critical condition : Patient safety survey – 2017 – Phillips/Regina Corso Consulting, 2017
4. Masimo SET®: Clinically Proven – 2018 – http://www.masimo.com/siteassets/us/documents/pdf/plm-10660b-product-information-masimo-set-us.pdf
5. WHO Health workers exposure risk assessment and management in the context of COVID-19 virus: interim guidance, 4 March 2020. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/331725
6. World J Clin Cases. 2020 Apr 26; 8(8): 1391–1399. Stability and infectivity of coronaviruses in inanimate environments. Shi-Yan Ren, Wen-Biao Wang, Ya-Guang Hao, Hao-Ran Zhang, Zhi-Chao Wang, Ye-Lin Chen, and Rong-Ding Gao. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v8.i8.1391