Japan’s Nihon Kohden is releasing in the U.S. its new patient transport monitor. The device weighs 3.5 pounds (1.5 Kg), features a touch screen 5.5 inch (14 cm) screen, and keeps track of a 12-lead ECG, respiration, pulse oximetry, patient temperature, blood pressure, and a few other things. The device records unusual events for later analysis, as well as trends that clinicians can use to get a better perspective on a patient’s condition.
The system includes a removable battery that will keep the monitor running for five hours and a memory card stores all the readings for easy data transfer once the patient arrives at the hospital.
From Nihon Kohden America:
“Our new lightweight, durable monitor redefines transport monitoring,” said Mike Dashefsky, vice president, Nihon Kohden America. “By providing visibility into nine critical parameters and seven waveforms, it makes basic and high acuity transport possible. There are no other transport monitors available that can offer this level of portability coupled with the same level of features found in high acuity monitors.”
Designed to address both basic and high acuity transport, the new monitor from Nihon Kohden America is imperative for transport situations in which maintaining a high standard of monitoring care is a must. The new monitor remotely displays up to nine parameters, making it the industry’s most comprehensive transport monitor. Furthermore, once the transport is complete, all data can be transferred to the patient’s bedside.