We’ve asked clinicians which are the challenges they face everyday, in order to understand how the technology can impact work in delivering high quality patient care in the critical care environment.

These important inputs from providers helped us to realize that a configurable visualization and intuitive presentation of data and alarms could help simplify daily work of the clinician and his staff.

This is why one of our priorities is to avoid any potential source of complexity in the technology and helping to ensure that our solutions make the best use of the clinical staff and enable clinician to simplify patient care in ICU.

Solutions designed to be easy to use and easy to learn

The intuitive design of our CARESCAPE solutions represents a leap forward in our touchscreen technology. The ultimate goal has always been to provide a clearer window to the patients, reducing learning time and reducing risk of errors.

Intuitive and fast navigation
CARESCAPE monitor is based on Linux operation system, which can offer a very flexible and high speed navigation. By integrating an exceptional menu with less navigation the clinician can directly access the information he needs. Leveraging swipe touchscreen technology used in the latest consumer devices, we’ve designed a more human-centered user interface.

Clear and configurable visualization of real time information
By replacing menus with views, the caregiver will be able to choose which real time information he wants to monitor on the screen. CARESCAPE solution provides a clear and immediate visualization of relevant alarms, and priority where and how you want them in order to assess the patient situation at a glance everywhere.

Alarm management optimisation

An important aspect of the ICU environment is the alarm management, since inappropriate alarm configurations and practices can lead to adverse events.

Our solutions have been thoughtfully engineered to help facilitate an appropriate configuration, reduce false alarms and deliver a peaceful and healing environment for patients and staff.

Parameter excellence for clinically relevant alarm management
GE proprietary parameters are innovated and developed together with clinicians with an aim at ensuring clinically relevant patient data and alarms. GE EK-Pro arrhythmia algorithm uses four simultaneous ECG leads for analysis to help optimize correct event detection and minimize false alarms.

Easy automatic configuration of alarm limit
CARESCAPE Modular Monitors provide enhanced alarm management with wide alarm configurability and customization possibilities, where “Alarm limits”, “Alarm priorities” from Low/Med/High to “Alarm Escalation” can be saved in work flow specific and patient specific profiles.  

Bed to bed viewing
This Auto View on Alarm feature allows you to keep an eye on the other beds while continuing the care of the patient. It is configurable by sub-units and it provides an automatic notification, priority based, when a remote patient goes into distress.

Unite View cockpit
Unite View is a centralized view on the alarms condition in a dedicated screen out of the room of the patient . It helps reduce alarm fatigue and provides a more healing patient environment.

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GE Healthcare is fully committed to helping healthcare professionals in their critical mission to improve patient care with innovative solutions aimed at reducing the increasing complexity of the critical care environment.
Based on clinicians feedback, a quick and simplified access to patient data history, like trends and events or other information’s that occurred in the past, could help the clinicians in making more informed decision at the point of care.

Patient Data History easy to find with a single touch

The CARESCAPETM solutions have an event-centric historical data structure that provide easy access to detailed patient data at any point in time. Interactive touchscreen slider controls of the master timeline allows selection of a time or an event that can be expanded with the touch of a button to reveal important patient information. Graphical, numerical trends, alarms and ventilation history that could enable a better understanding of the past.

CARESCAPE monitors provide up to 72 hours of patient trends, events history and snapshots.

Patient Data continuity everywhere

The CARESCAPETM Monitors help you manage your patient care and enhance the work flow by providing data continuity and integration across care areas. Keeping data flowing also during intra-hospital transport allows clinicians quick access to the history of the patient in order to make more informed decisions at the point of care.

The CARESCAPE Central Station unites clinical intelligence across the enterprise, integrating real-time and historical data from multiple monitoring sources and presenting it to caregivers in the context of their workflow. The viewing station offers real-time waveforms and vital information for any patient connected to the CARESCAPE Network. The monitoring station allows clinicians to admit, discharge and manage patient alarms.

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Working closely with clinicians and listening to what really impacts their practice, we understood that providing simple, integrated and exceptional decision support tools could help clinicians to gain more confidence in their clinical decisions. 

Our CARESCAPETM platform of monitors B650/B850, and R860 ventilator, offers advanced tools that can help clinicians in nutrition therapy, lung protective ventilation and hemodynamic management, in order to help improve patient outcome and get a prompt recovery.

Improve nutrition monitoring

Learn more about indirect calorimetry
Metabolism Matters: Indirect Calorimetry with Jennifer Wooley, MS, RD, CNSC






Clinical studies demonstrated that patients in the ICU receive only 59% of the prescribed nutrition plan. Greater nutritional intake received during the first week in the ICU were associated with longer survival time and faster physical recovery up to 3 months in critically ill patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation; studies have shown nutrition monitoring is critical in improving patient outcomes.

With the GE CARESCAPE™ Respiratory Module, integrated in the GE CARESCAPE ventilator and CARESCAPE patient monitors, clinicians are able to measure patient’s energy expenditure through indirect calorimetry. The measurement of indirect calorimetry is done by the GE gas module CRM through patient gas exchange and not estimated through calculation, so clinicians can tailor the nutrition plan to meet the patient’s requirements and optimize nutrition monitoring.

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Apply a lung protection strategy

Due to lung non-homogeneity, a tailored and comprehensive lung protection strategy can help ensure the different zones receive the treatment they need. GE provides an integrative approach dedicated to protect the lungs throughout acute respiratory failure phase and beyond.

CARESCAPE R860 is an intuitive ICU ventilator that offers a comprehensive solution for Lung Protection strategy by simplifying the use of exceptional advanced tools. The Lung Protection tools calculate FRC, providing the clinician with data to assess patient’s lung volume, check potential recruitability and titrate the appropriate PEEP.

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Listen to Dr Armin Kalenka, from Bergstrasse Hospital, Germany,
doing a quick theoretical review of lung protection and sharing his experience at the bedside, to finalize describing how to use all the collected data to individualize the strategy and set up the appropriate protective ventilation to the patient.





The GE Recruitability app describes the concept to determine whether a patient is a responder or not responder to PEEP changes using End Expiratory Lung Volume (EELV) as parameter guide. The GE Recruitability app also includes an educational video as concept explanation and a numerical example tool, the Recruitmeter, to simulate clinical cases.

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Hemodynamic management

GE patient monitors provide continuous cardiac output (CCO) measurement based on pulse contour calculation by integrating the PICCO technology.

In addition to continuous cardiac output monitoring, number of other hemodynamic parameters, such as extravascular lung water or stroke volume variation, can be monitored with the E-PiCCO module available on CARESCAPE monitors, providing the clinicians with less invasive hemodynamic monitoring that may help in:

  • Managing fluid therapy
  • Assessing volume status
  • Assessing cardiac contractility
  • Detecting pulmonary oedema

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GE developed the PICCO App for iPad and iPhone to support the clinicians in their decision making. This application describes clinical and practical aspects of the Pulsion PiCCO technology. The GE PiCCO App includes formulas, normal values, decision tree, and references to scientific studies.

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Complete cardiology monitoring

ST REVIEW

The CARESCAPE Monitor provides a continuous ST-segment monitoring of up to 12 leads and ST trend views enabling you to detect changes almost instantly and helping you to diagnose the root cause of chest pain sooner and begin an effective course of treatment immediately.

The accurate diagnostic data helps clinicians with the goal to reduce the risk of permanent organ damage and sudden death.

The CARESCAPE Central Station ST Review feature enables continuous ST-segment monitoring by obtaining MarquetteTM 12SL records from supported bedsides every minute for up to the length of the full disclosure license (up to six days). ST-segment records are also available for review post-discharge.

Clinicians surveyed by GE strongly agreed that the ability to access and use ST Review at the central station may help improve their clinical decisions and/or treatment effectiveness.

12 lead ECG analysis management

 

The CARESCAPE Monitor helps you get accurate clinical information, when and where you need it. Its flexible, scalable technology is designed to acquire, store, and retrieve critical data like 12 lead ECG analysis efficiently and securely.

It provides diagnostic 12 lead ECG analysis at the bedside with the integration of Marquette 12SL analysis program. The 2-way communication with MUSE ECG management system helps improve the speed and accuracy of a caregiver’s diagnosis, supporting early detection and treatment of potentially lethal cardiac problems.

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Minimize down time

GE provides you with remote service tools on CARESCAPE* solutions, enabling fast and immediate support with minimal disruptions to care delivery and offering an easy device configuration and traceability.

Reduce costs

While designing products and solutions, our R&D is always seeking for use and maintenance cost optimization.

With different levels of Services offerings, you are able to choose what you need for your own organization in order to reduce Service and maintenance costs.

Support Technicians

One Self website platform, allows biomedical engineers to take care of your equipment, through online Service documents, product lifecycle information, repair tracking, tutorial videos up to Live Chat assistance with GE experts.

Train the users

The training program, with online or live sessions to learn how to use the equipment, can be tailored to your needs and has been setup to optimize usage of the equipment.

Upgrade& update

A forward looking platform offering a high level of upgradability to protect your long-term investments and to provide you with advanced clinical and technical innovations.

Provide education

GE offers you online and offline courses and collaborate with medical experts to organize live webinars & seminars that will expand clinical knowledge and skills.

Facilitate data access

Our connected solutions, scalable from one single care area throughout the hospital, can seamlessly integrate your facility infrastructure to ensure data access in the patient record across the care continuum, reducing time and errors associated with manual data entry.