Monitor alarms are essential for
alerting caregivers to changes in patients’ condition. But inaccurate or
too-frequent alarms can erode the quality of care. Excessive alarms may increase
patient and family anxiety, overwhelm and stress clinicians, and even lead to
alarms being silenced, disabled or ignored. Alarm management technologies from
GE Healthcare enhance patient monitoring and alarm accuracy, reduce false
alarms, all while helping to ensure that when alarms do sound they are
clinically significant. The technologies include sophisticated monitor
algorithms and tools to help clinicians tailor alarms for specific patient
The GE EK-Pro multi-lead ECG algorithm reliably detects
arrhythmias while reducing false alarms.
GE has developed enhanced alarm detection through
parameter fusions, like GE Healthcare software algorithm called Intellirate.
This technology reduces needless clinician interruptions, improves patient care
workflow, and reduces risks associated with high rate of false alarms by
utilizing information contained in multiple physiologic signals (e.g. ECG,
arterial blood pressure, and pulse oximetry) to determine which heart rate
source has the highest likelihood of being accurate and reporting the most
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" are user configurable and can be saved in work
flow specific and patient specific profiles.’
viewing with Automatic view on Alarm (AVOA) feature in CARESCAPE Modular
Monitors, improves the workflow efficiency in managing patient alarms remotely
from one bed to another with or without a central station.
Remote configuration of alarms, alarm volumes and alarm
limits for enhanced workflow and comfortable patient care environment can be
achieved with CARESCAPE Clinical information Center Pro.
GE Ascom patient alarm management solution helps to ensure that an alarm
notification reaches the right caregivers wherever they are on the hospital
site adding mobility to patient data distribution in real time.