Spacelabs Healthcare out of Issaquah, Washington recently won FDA 510(k) clearance for and is now rolling out the Ultraview DM3 vitals monitor. This is not the most revolutionary medical product we have ever seen, but it is simple in use for clinicians, is cost-effective, according to the company, and it can connect to a wider EMR network to transfer patients’ vital signs data.
From the press release:
In Spot-Check mode, the DM3 supports batch collection of basic vitals for multiple patients. Supplemental patient information, such as Pain Level, Patient Position (during NIBP), Site Check, and Caregiver ID, can also be specified by the user for inclusion in the patient’s record. After collection of patient vitals has been completed, the DM3 can be connected to the network to transmit the spot-check records for one or multiple patients to the hospital’s EMR system.
In Monitoring mode, the DM3 provides continuous monitoring and alarm support for patients who require more vigilance. In those instances, such as following a procedure, short-term but constant monitoring may be necessary based on variable patient acuity.
More details from the product brochure:
SpO2 Spacelabs SpO2 with signal quality indicator Continuous waveform display in MON mode Compatible for use with a variety of adult and pediatric sensors Pulse Rate Automatically sourced from SpO2 Alternately sourced from NIBP NIBP Blood pressure measurements in ~ 30 seconds Multiple measurement modes:
– I Interval (q minute)
– Three custom intervals configurable by hospital protocol
TEMP IVAC predictive temperature algorithms
– Oral readings in ~ 7 seconds using TurboTemp®
– Axillary readings in ~ 21 seconds using Tri-Site®
– Manual entry if measured from an alternate source