Tele–Intensive Care Units services

Tele–Intensive Care Units services

Tele–Intensive Care Units services

-for rural and small-size hospital, Nursing homes, Rest Houses, medical professionals which delegate to HTN continuous intensive telemonitoring.

Tele–Intensive Care Units services are created for small-size hospitals, single divisions, rest and nursing homes who do not have 24/7 professionals such as Emergency Physicians, Cardiologists, Anesthetiologists, and delegate continuous and intensive monitoring of “critical” patients to HTN.

Equipment supplied:

Each day bed is set up with the following multi-parametric telemonitoring devices that allow HTN specialists 24/7 control of user’s vital signs.

Monitoring Station IntelliVue Philips M3150  

o    real-time automatic patient monitoring of ECG traces, oximetry recording and blood pressure reading

o    specific alarm program for every recording  

o    simultaneous viewing of traces from 4 portable Monitors IntelliVue MP2 and alarms (visual/sound) generated by patient-monitor

o    “telematic” data transmission of every alarm detected to HTN with automatic filing in PHR.

Portable IntelliVue MP2 monitor connected to IntelliVue a central workstation monitor. It can view the blood pressure values, the pulse oximetry, electrocardiogram waves and record a 12 lead derivation (with a 10 cable set) and/or monitor continuously a 3 derivation trace (with 5 cable set). It can analyse the parameter traces with respect to the pre-set limits (on the main screen) making an alarm go off in case of deviations.

The monitor sends out an acoustic sound (whose intensity varies according to the seriousness of the problem) to signal the threshold limit.

In addition, a message appears; flashing red for potentially dangerous situations, yellow to signal that the vital parameter limits set beforehand have been exceeded.

On the contrary, in case of technical alarms, the message is not flashing red but fixed blue (problems concerning signal quality, malfunctioning or disconnected devices).

How the “intensive” telemonitoring works.

Work flow:

•    The Physician identifies the patient eligible for continuous intensive telemonitoring

•    access to HTN’s “SmartTelemedicine Platform”

•    patient is enrolled (PHR) by inserting personal data and other information that might be useful (case history, therapy, events etc..)

•    patient personal information is inserted in the Central monitoring station

•    electrodes/sensors (elettrocardiograph, pulse-eximetry) are applied to the patient

•    device for continuous monitoring is applied.

Intellivue Philips work station analyses continuously and automatically the traces monitored, identifying arrhythmias, beat to beat deviations in the measuring QTc, ST-T, blood pressure.

In HTN’s “SmartTelemedicine Platform” the specialist on duty provides real-time monitoring of signals detected making them available and printable.

All traces are recorded in the patient’s PHR.

Philips IntelliVue Telemonitoring Center »