Episode I : Stay Informed at Every Point of Care
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has been developed to be one of the safest places for critically ill patients. However, it would be necessary for many, if not most ICU patients to leave these secure surroundings for a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure in other departments within the hospital. And these intra-hospital transports expose the critically ill individuals to an increased risk of unexpected incidents.
The risk grows even higher when it comes to out-of-hospital patient transport. According to a study published on Anaesth Intensive Care, incidents occurred during patient transport to the receiving facility (26%), at the patient origin (26%), during patient loading (20%), at the retrieval service base (18%) and receiving facility (9%). (Flabouris, Runciman, & Levings, 2006)
To safely transport a patient requires knowledge, skill, equipment, and communication. A breakdown in any category can result in minor injury or catastrophe. The healthcare industry has long recognized the volume of patient transports and the potential for serious outcomes. Therefore, Mindray has been dedicated to providing a smart solution to prevent these incidents from occurring during patient transport.
Meet BeneVision N1, the game changer of transport patient monitor. As the heart of BeneVision N Series Patient Monitoring Solution, the primary goal of BeneVision N1 is to ensure that caregivers stay informed at every point of care. Dedicated to providing a solution best in line with clinical needs, Mindray has been listening to the voices of front-line clinicians and nurses around the world and incorporates the latest innovation and technology into the new generation of transport patient monitors – BeneVision N1.
BeneVision N1 perfectly combines robustness and flexibility, making it the one patient monitor that is suitable for patient transport both intra and out-of-hospital, on the ground or in the air. It guarantees the clinicians are informed of patient’s conditions at every point of care during the entire care process, closing information gaps from receiving the patients to safely transporting them to every destination.
As the use of air medical services (AMS) becomes an essential component of the healthcare system, it also brings higher requirements on patient monitors. And that’s when BeneVision N1 shines because it is a robust transport patient monitor that can provide stable monitoring even in the air, passing international standards including EN1789, EN13718-1, IEC60601-1-12 and U.S. military standards.
Transferring a patient from a helicopter to an ambulance could be very challenging since the outdoor weather is unpredictable and jolting is almost inevitable during patient loading. But BeneVision N1 can spare caregivers from the trouble and enable them to pay full attention to the patient with its IP44 grade dust/waterproof and 6-surface 1.2m drop endurance.
To meet the challenge of continuous monitoring during inter-hospital transport, BeneVision N1 advanced its battery capacity to power nonstop monitoring for over 8 hours on a single charge. It also has a strong backup – BeneVision N1 Transport Docking Station, which provides stability and charging with its embedded AC power adapter to ensure a dual-source power supply.
When the patient arrives at a hospital, BeneVision N1 follows along. It can switch its role from a transport patient monitor to an MPM module or a bedside monitor seamlessly for adaptive care, providing maximum flexibility while maintaining the continuity of patient information and the streamlined workflow.
BeneVision N1 also steps further to offer a solution for transferring intubated patients. It innovatively integrates with sidestream CO2 module to monitor patient’s breathing situation by directly connecting with a sampling line, making it a great example of less is more.
When BeneVision N1 is plugged into a host monitor, it will switch its role to a comprehensive MPM, expanding slot space for more advanced parameters, such as PiCCO or mainstream CO2, in support of host monitoring in a higher level of critical environment, such as ICU/CCUs and ORs.
As the patient is stable enough to be transferred to a general ward, BeneVision N1 will continue guarding as a standalone bedside monitor. Caregivers can easily connect it to a 19-inch medical-grade external touchscreen to view more patient data in both independent and mirror display mode.
That’s how BeneVision N1 helps caregivers stay informed at every point of care throughout the entire care process. As one of the most compact and versatile transport patient monitors, BeneVision N1 successfully meets all the current needs of transport patient monitoring, freeing caregivers from the complex routine and letting them focus more on clinical treatment and care.
Flabouris, A., Runciman, W., & Levings, B. (2006). Incidents during out-of-hospital patient transport (Vol. 34). Anaesth Intensive Care.
To learn more about BeneVision N1, stay tuned with us for the next episode.