NEUBURG, GERMANY and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 19, 2013) - Children's Hospital St. Elisabeth in Neuburg, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that the hospital installed the largest Patient SafetyNet™ system in Germany. Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring and clinician notification system shown to keep patients safer, enabling a 65% reduction in rapid response team activations and 48% reduction in ICU transfers.1
The installation includes Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry technology, proven by more than 100 independent and objective studies and used on an estimated 100 million patients a year in leading hospitals worldwide, as well as rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring (RAM™), a breakthrough respiration rate (RRa) measurement used with a cloth adhesive sensor worn on the neck that allows clinicians to noninvasively and continuously assess patients' breathing, facilitating earlier detection of respiratory compromise and patient distress.
Carmen Bauer, head nurse of ward 15 at the Children's Hospital, stated: "With Masimo Patient SafetyNet covering 40 beds on two general children wards, we are now able to feel absolutely safe for our patients. We have observed that it's especially beneficial for our most vulnerable patients, who potentially suffer from respiratory depression. And, our staff has been extremely satisfied with the system."
St. Elisabeth joins a growing list of hospitals around the world using Patient SafetyNet, which leverages the performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry. Compared to other pulse oximeters during patient motion and low perfusion, Masimo SET® provides measurements when other pulse oximeters cannot, significantly reduces false alarms (specificity), and accurately detects true alarms (sensitivity)2,3 that can help clinicians identify a deteriorating patient. Most importantly, Masimo SET® pulse oximetry is the only technology clinically proven to improve patient outcomes by helping clinicians reduce retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)4 in neonates, screen newborns for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD),5,6 reduce ventilator weaning time and arterial blood gas measurements in the ICU,7 and save lives and costs while reducing rapid response activations and intensive care unit transfers on the general floor.3
Patient SafetyNet can help ensure patients' safety by noninvasively and continuously measuring and tracking their underlying physiological conditions and detecting changes or abnormalities in vital sign measurements that may signal declining health status in real-time. When changes occur in the measured values, which may indicate deterioration in the patient's condition, the system automatically sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians -- prompting a potentially lifesaving response to the patient's bedside.
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2 Shah N, Ragaswamy HB, Govindugari K, Estanol L "Performance of Three New-Generation Pulse Oximeters during Motion and Low Perfusion in Volunteers".J Clin Anesth. 2012 Aug;24(5):385-91.
3 Taenzer, Andreas H.; Pyke, Joshua B.; McGrath, Susan P.; Blike, George T. "Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-and-After Concurrence Study." Anesthesiology, February 2010, Vol. 112, Issue 2. Available online here.
4 Castillo A, et al. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb.;100(2):188-92.
5 de-Wahl Granelli A., et al. BMJ. 2009 Jan 8;338.
6 Ewer A, et al. Health Technol Assess. 2012;16(2):1-184.
7 Durbin, et al. Critical Care Mezxdicine. 2002 Aug.;30(8): 1735 to 1740.
About St. Elisabeth Children's Hospital in Neuburg
St. Elisabeth was built out of three hospitals with 321 beds in total and has a history starting in 1840. The children's hospital has been awarded twice for excellence in Children Care. For more information, visit http://www.kliniken-st-elisabeth.de
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care -- helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies have shown that Masimo SET® outperforms other pulse oximetry technologies, even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
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