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MCCG Improves Patient Safety, Clinical Decision Making with Innovative Remote Respiratory Monitoring System

MCCG Improves Patient Safety, Clinical Decision Making

with Innovative Remote Respiratory Monitoring System 

MACON, GA (Wednesday, November 14, 2012) – The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) is pleased to announce its implementation of the Covidien NellcorTM OxiNetTM III remote monitoring system—a tool that is supporting sound clinical decisions  and improving patient safety.  For Covidien, this represents the largest installation of a centralized remote respiratory monitoring system.

More specifically, the  OxiNet III remote monitoring system allows clinicians in MCCG's 7,583 square foot Logistics Hub, which opened this past  July, to continuously monitor patients' oxygen saturation levels, even when the clinician is not at the bedside. Remote monitoring of  patient respiratory status helps clinicians identify subtle yet clinically significant changes in ventilation and oxygenation sooner, and respond  faster to adverse events.

“We ensure that our highly skilled clinicians have the most advanced technologies available to care for each of our patients,” said Judy Paul, Chief Nursing Officer at MCCG. “Upon careful review of the OxiNet III remote monitoring system, we felt the technology's capability to address post-operative respiratory distress is one more tool for us in our ongoing commitment to patient safety and recovery.”

The OxiNet III remote respiratory monitoring system provides customizable systems that effectively monitor any floor in a facility. Relaying data from the bedside to a central station like MCCG's Logistics Hub creates a remote respiratory monitoring system. If a patient's oxygen level dips below the accepted level, clinicians are alerted via visible and audible alarms at the central stationand by pager alerts. The system addresses recommendations put forth by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices and The Joint Commission.

Covidien is a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring mechanical ventilation and respiratory care devices.