Phil Stuart-Douek shares his insights into how patient monitoring has transformed care, over the past two decades. He points out that while technology is driving significant innovation, it will never replace highly trained nurses and it shouldn’t be used to plug resourcing gaps.
The technology that’s now available for monitoring patients – both within a clinical environment and outside of it – is transforming how care is delivered and improving outcomes for patients.
Without question, the technology, and the data insight it can provide, is one of the most significant and positive changes to happen to healthcare in the last two decades
It’s an evolution I’ve seen through my 30 years as a registered nurse and a brilliant example of how far patient monitoring technology has developed within the evolution of the nurse call system. It’s no longer just a button for the patient to get the attention of a nurse. Instead, it now works much harder. It’s smart, with the ability to interact with other medical devices and software. It provides the nurse with a vital tool to help closely monitor a patient and can support workflow management
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