Hill-Rom, a provider of medical technologies and hospital bed manufacturer, announced that EarlySense, a contact-free continuous monitoring solutions company, has integrated its continuous contact-free heart rate and respiratory rate sensing and analytics technology into Hill-Rom’s Centrella Smart+ bed platform.
The Centrella bed, which offers patient safety, enhanced patient satisfaction, and advanced caregiver-focused technology, now allows for continuous monitoring of patients’ heart and respiratory rates over 100 times per minute without ever touching the patient. EarlySense technology alerts clinicians to potential patient deterioration events much earlier than traditional monitoring methods, enabling health teams to intervene and avoid “failure to rescue” scenarios more effectively.
Specific improved clinical outcomes demonstrated with this technology include helping reduce mortality related to “code blue” events by 83%, and cardiac arrests by 86%. In addition, clinicians reported overall hospital length-of-stay was reduced by 9%, and ICU days by 45%. Several EarlySense customers have reported that the system also assisted with early detection of sepsis, a condition that, when not identified and treated rapidly, may be life-threatening.