STANLEY Healthcare Demonstrates Innovative Patient Safety Monitoring Solution at WOCN Society’s 46th Annual Conference

New solution improves safety and clinical outcomes through continuous capturing and reporting of position changes, bed entry/exit, sleep patterns, and vital sign trends

NASHVILLE, Tenn.,June 23, 2014 STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of visibility solutions and analytics for the healthcare industry, today announced it will be showcasing its innovative new Patient Safety Monitoring Solution at the 2014 Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) Society™ Conference in Nashville, TN. The solution extends STANLEY Healthcare’s core focus on enhanced Business Intelligence capabilities, providing new insight into a patient’s health and comfort, so that facilities are empowered to be more proactive in their care.

This completely “touchless” solution operates by placing a discrete sensor mat under the mattress of a patient or resident. The individual simply lies in bed as normal without being connected to any devices or wires. Caregivers can then remotely monitor individuals at risk of developing pressure ulcers, using tracking and reporting of turn management practices. The solution also supports fall prevention programs by capturing motion in bed prior to exit. The system provides heart and breathing rate trends, as well as sleep quality analytics. All alerts and reports are sent to caregivers in real-time via password-protected access on an Apple iOS device and /or via any web browser.

The need for these capabilities is on the rise, considering that in the U.S. alone:

·      Pressure ulcers cause $9.1 – 11.6B[1]per year in excess health care costs

·      An average of 16.7%[2]patients develop pressure ulcers in Skilled Nursing Facilities

·      Up to 32% of community-dwelling individuals over the age of 65 fall each year[3]

·      Poor sleep quality has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, heart disease[4], Alzheimer’s[5], and other serious ailments.

STANLEY Healthcare will provide product demonstrations and real-world success stories enabled by this HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based solution, which was developed by Silicon Valley-based BAM Labs. The Terraces of Los Gatos, a continuing care retirement community in Northern California, is featured in a newly released case study, having realized tangible benefits for both residents and caregivers since deploying the solution on all 59 of its resident beds.

“The Terraces of Los Gatos has seen the frequency of both resident falls from beds and the appearance of new pressure ulcers fall to nearly zero. Additionally, when new residents arrive with pre-existing pressure ulcers, the solution has been integral in hastening skin recovery. We are proud that the Patient Safety Monitor is both easy to deploy and use, and has such a significant impact for customers in addressing these health issues,” said Mark Bisson, Global Solution Manager at STANLEY Healthcare.

To learn more about STANLEY Healthcare’s Patient Safety Monitoring solution, view the product demonstration videoon YouTube, and visit booth #1047 at the 2014 Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society’s 46th Annual Conference, June 21-25, 2014.

 


[1]http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/press...
[2]Wulffson, Robin. “New UCLA study reports bedsores can be fatal.” Web. Examiner.com. 01 October 2012.
[3] Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, editors. To err is human: building a safer health system. A report of the Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: National Academy Press; 2000.
[4]http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101114161939.htm
[5]http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267710.php

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