SGCMH implements new telemetry equipment
(SGCMH staff receives training on the new telemetry system)
The process of upgrading
medical devices in inpatient settings presents new opportunities for
integrating numerous data points into hospital Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial
Hospital’s Med Surg and Emergency Department are implementing a new
telemetry/heart monitoring system from Nihon Kohden, a much more sophisticated
system according to Hirshell Parker, Med Surg Director.
“All of the patient tele packs
are equipped with pulse oximetry (oxygen) monitoring as compared to only a few
of the units currently in use,” he said. “Additionally, this new system will
allow us to be able pull heart monitoring strips and vital signs directly into
the medical record in the future. We’ll most likely purchase the link to sync
up with Meditech next year.”
This telemetry system can
monitor patients by wireless connection and a small transmitter and leads
connected to the patient. Advantages include low cost, greater comfort and
freedom for the patient to move around.
Pictured below, SGCMH staff receives training on the new telemetry system.