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Keep watch on patients in need of frequent monitoring

 

Spot checks only provide a snapshot in time, and continuous monitoring requires the patient to stay connected at the bedside—not only cumbersome for the patient but also impractical in lower acuity settings where he or she is mobile.

Our medical-grade wearable biosensor provides automatic measurements for at-risk patients in low acuity areas from the ED to the general ward. It measures key vital signs and transmits the data to Philips Guardian automated Early Warning Scoring solution, where advanced algorithms can inform care providers on the patient’s condition, and send notifications when intervention is needed.

 

Detecting clinical deterioration in the general ward is easier than ever with Philips Guardian with the wearable biosensor.  

 

 

Connect with us to learn more about our wearable biosensor and our vision for connected care.

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The sooner, the better


Philips Guardian System with Early Warning Scoring (EWS) aids in identifying subtle signs of deterioration in a general floor patient’s condition at the point of care, hours before a potential adverse event. So caregivers and Rapid Response Teams can respond earlier – in time to make a difference.

Philips Guardian automated EWS helps to reduce ICU transfers and readmissions, adverse events, and length of stay. Plus the system can be tailored to your hospital’s escalation protocols to improve clinical workflow, financial outcomes, and patient care.



 
Up to 17% of general ward patients will face unexpected complications1. The Philips Guardian Solution automatically acquires vital signs, calculates an early warning score, displays it at the point of care, and notifies responsible caregivers to intervene quickly.
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Why EWS? Consider the facts

of unanticipated hospital deaths happen on the general ward2


Problem:
It’s hard to predict which patients to watch closely
Solution: Philips Guardian EWS helps prevent critical events before they happen

of cardiac patients show evidence of respiratory decline within eight hours of cardiac arrest3

Problem: An MD is notified only 25% of the time4
Solution: Philips Guardian incorporates respiratory measurements into EWS to initiate timely intervention
in-hospital cardiac arrests annually in the U.S.

Problem: Most deteriorating patients are identified within 15 minutes – often too late to intervene
Solution: EWS tools improve the effectiveness of your RRTs
Connected, medical-grade wearable devices can change the way patients are cared for as they transition from critical care environments to recovery and wellness.


High-frequency, automatic monitoring of key vital signs

Hospitals challenged with limited space and an increase in high-acuity cases may be treating some patients who traditionally would’ve been in the ICU in the general ward instead. They require a higher level of attention, which puts an extra strain on clinician workflow.

 

Care providers rely on spot checks to assess a patient’s progress. While that gives clinicians insight into a patient’s measurements at that moment, it isn’t always a complete picture of the patient’s condition.

 

When used with the Philips Guardian EWS solution, our wearable biosensor provides automatic measurements for key vital signs, so patients can be monitored between spot checks—where they may need more frequent monitoring—and a deterioration in their condition can be detected quickly.

 

Note: The Biosensor with Guardian currently provides HR, RR, Posture, and Fall detect.

Medical-grade technology with patient comfort first

Unlike fitness trackers and consumer wearables, our industry-first wearable biosensor is medical grade specifically developed for clinical applications. It is designed to connect to broader data sets and software, to give providers a more robust and real-time view of a patient’s condition.

 

The single-use, self-adhering sensor fits discreetly on the patient’s chest, reducing the discomfort of multiple cables, wires and electrodes and allowing him or her to get up and move around the ward or waiting room, without disconnecting vital sign measurement and tracking.

 

Combined with our robust patient monitoring devices and systems, the biosensor can provide clinicians with greater peace of mind.

Wireless monitoring throughout the hospital


High frequency monitoring from the wearable biosensor makes it possible to keep a constant eye on the patient’s condition as they move throughout the facility. Not only giving patients freedom as they begin steps to recovery but reducing the amount of equipment necessary to move from location to location.

Keep watch & intervene early

See how the wearable biosensor, when paired with Philips Guardian solution, provides a convenient and comfortable way to keep watch of patients in need of frequent monitoring.

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1 Rutherford P, Lee B, Greiner A. Transforming Care at the Bedside. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Boston: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2004.(Available on www.IHI.org)