We’ve been waiting a long time to hear someone say ‘telemetry monitoring’ and ‘WiFi’ in the same sentence, so we were pretty excited to hear about Dräger Medical’s new Infinity Telesmart System.
Designed with the clinician in mind, Infinity TeleSmart provides the performance of a full-size patient monitor, packaged in a patient-worn telemetry device for adult and pediatric patients.
The built-in color display lets the user see view of all monitored ECG leads, heart rate, and pulse oximetry while at the patient’s side. Because the system offers alarm volume controls, alarms can be heard in the patient’s vicinity, and alarms can be paused without having to go to the central monitoring station. Infinity TeleSmart uses an environmentally conscious, rechargeable battery cell, which eliminates the need to routinely dispose of batteries.
Based on industry-standard WiFi technology, Infinity TeleSmart provides continuous monitoring — even if the patient inadvertently wanders out of the network coverage area. Two-way communication between Infinity TeleSmart and the Infinity CentralStation facilitates wireless data exchange and signal integrity. Working together, the Infinity CentralStation and Infinity TeleSmart enhance patient care management by providing fast data access, rapid assessment, decision support and clinical reporting. Finally, because the system supports Infinity OneNet, hospitals can use their existing WiFi access points for both telemetry and patient monitoring.