Medical Device Integration Blog

Are you aware that your patient’s ventilator has just disconnected?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 19, 2015 @ 11:34 AM

Blog Series: Medical Device Integration Addresses Multiple Health Technology Hazards

It’s a thorny issue that’s difficult to defend.  Bedside ventilators become disconnected with some frequency, and the results are often fatal. The device alarms that should notify caregivers about a problem may be incorrectly set or overlooked in the noisy bustle of the hospital floor.  ECRI ranked ventilator disconnection as a Top 10 Health Hazard.

Tags: Medical Device Connectivity, Patient Care, Medical Device Integration, Alarms and Alerts, Health IT, Healthcare Technology, Clinical, clinical analytics

Five Life Lessons I Learned from a Nurse

Posted by W. Jeffrey Rice on May 13, 2015 @ 04:30 AM

Mother’s Day and National Nurses Week are two celebrations that for me fall perfectly into place. I have always been grateful to have a mother who raised me to have strong values, high morals, and integrity. However, until now I never considered how many of these traits came directly from her role as a Registered Nurse. Throughout her career she demonstrated her belief system through her actions, how she cared for her patients and the experiences she shared.

Tags: Nurses, Nursing Stories, Nurses Week

Are your care decisions based on comprehensive and accurate data?

Posted by Monica Demers on May 12, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Blog Series: Medical Device Integration Addresses Multiple Health Technology Hazards

To err is human--and we are all human after all.  So errors in transcription of medical device data do happen.  Too often, clinicians busy caring for patients scribble down information on slips of paper that may be illegible or are lost by the end of a shift.  Mistakes also happen as data is keyed into an EHR. 

Tags: Medical Device Integration, Patient Data, Health IT, Clinical Documentation, Vital Signs

Capsule's National Nurses Week 2015 Survey

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on May 07, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Treat your team to coffee, on Capsule!

Tags: Nurses, Nurses Week

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

Posted by Susan Niemeier, MHA, BSN, RN on May 06, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Talent, compassion, discipline, imagination, ability to perform under pressure – most of us would be happy to claim one of these characteristics. But to rightfully claim a few of them, or all of them… that’s an honor reserved for a nurse!

Tags: Events

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