Welch Allyn is releasing a new clinical patient monitor designed for automatic collection of vital signs and sharing of that data with the hospital’s EMR. The Connex Spot Monitor can be used with nearly all patients, from neonates to adults, to record the pulse rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation, as well as body temperature.
The blood pressure component utilizes Welch Allyn’s 15-second SureBP protocol that comes up with an accurate BP estimate while the cuff is inflating. This allows the meter to refrain from inflating the cuff to excessive suprasystolic pressures in many patients, leading to a more comfortable experience and fast measurement times.
More about the Connex Spot Monitor from Welch Allyn:
To help eliminate errors in patient data entry and simplify connectivity with physician EMR systems, the Welch Allyn Connex Spot Monitor is the first device if its kind to offer wireless connectivity designed specifically for the primary care workflow. Users can easily connect the device to any PC running the practice’s EMR system and transfer vitals directly into the patient’s chart wirelessly without the need to physically connect with any cables—helping to ensure timely, accurate entry of data into the EMR for improved patient safety and decision-making. In addition to advanced EMR connectivity for physicians, the device also helps track and detect early signs of patient deterioration in hospital settings using the built-in Connex® Scoring App™.
The app uses a point-of-care calculator structured around the hospital’s own Early Warning Score (EWS) protocols to determine the likelihood of adverse events. As vitals are taken and additional patient data is input into the device, the Connex Scoring App produces an automated, color-coded scoring result that is displayed on the device along with facility-determined intervention instructions to help providers make informed patient care decisions quickly. Scoring information can also be communicated to the EMR as well as displayed on a central nursing station if the device is a part of a Welch Allyn Connex® Clinical Surveillance System
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