SOURCE: Nihon Kohden America

Nihon Kohden America

May 21, 2013 08:00 ET

Nihon Kohden America Puts Spotlight on Enterprise Monitoring Solutions at NTI

Highlights Prefense Early Detection Notification System and New Lightweight Transport Monitor

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 21, 2013) - National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI), Booth #2553 -- Nihon Kohden America, a market leader in patient monitoring innovation, knows that caring for high acuity and critically ill patients is one tough job. From May 20-23, the company will be on-hand at NTI 2013 in Boston to demonstrate its next generation Enterprise Monitoring and Defensive Monitoring Solutions that help make life easier for critical care nurses -- while improving failure to rescue trends and saving hospitals money at the same time.

At the heart of Nihon Kohden America's Enterprise Monitoring Solutions is the company's Defensive Monitoring strategy. Nihon Kohden pioneered the term, which refers to using technology to extend the reach of caregivers to more quickly respond when patient conditions change. With nearly 15 million instances of medical harm occurring in the U.S. each year involving unmonitored patients, early detection and notification are critical to saving lives -- and keeping costs down.

Defensive Monitoring Solutions from Nihon Kohden America give nurses a better way to assess their patients and determine when their patient care priorities must shift to better serve the ones in need of their attention. According to Mike Dashefsky, vice president, Nihon Kohden America, "You can't have Enterprise Monitoring without Defensive Monitoring at the core. Defensive Monitoring helps to promote quality and reduce 'never events,' which is essential today to ensure positive financial outcomes."

At the show, Nihon Kohnen America will be showcasing its award-winning Prefense - Early Detection and Notification System and will also preview its new robust, lightweight transport monitor. Also on display at NTI is their multi-patient iPad and iPhone application. This app allows hospital staff to take Defensive Monitoring mobile, and gives them the ability to track multiple patients' vital statistics on a continuous basis -- from anywhere.

Established in 1974, AACN's National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) is the world's largest educational conference and trade show for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. Nurse educators, nurse managers, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners attend NTI each year.

Nihon Kohden America will be conducting several educational sessions throughout the course of the show. Held in booth #2553, these sessions will include:

  • Alarm Management and Nursing Best Practice - Decreasing Alarm Fatigue
  • Keeping Unplanned Transfers out of Critical Care with Continuous Vital Signs Surveillance
  • A Quick Guide to MI Patterns on the 12-Lead ECG
  • New Capnography Monitoring Standards and their Impact upon Critical Care, Improving Quality and Saving Costs

"We encourage different thinking for better healthcare," added Dashefsky. "We are also committed to furthering the education and awareness of nurses, and our consultative approach goes beyond our innovative technologies. We bring full process solutions to the table that takes the challenges of hospitals and nursing staff into consideration."

For more information, please visit www.nkusa.com/monitoring.

About Nihon Kohden America - Different Thinking for Better Healthcare
The monitoring division of Nihon Kohden America is empowering hospitals to radically improve their quality and economics of care. Its singular focus is on patient monitoring. Through collaboration with hospitals, Nihon Kohden America helps solve today's healthcare challenges. This different mindset and business approach enables the company to deliver solutions that have an immediate clinical and financial impact. Find more information at www.nkusa.com/monitoring.

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