US-based monitoring technologies developer Masimo has launched its Root patient monitoring and connectivity hub with the early warning score (EWS).
EWS creates a score by gathering various vital sign and clinical observation information to determine the potential degree of patient deterioration.
The score is calculated based on various contributors such as oxygen saturation, pulse rate, respiration rate, body temperature, and systolic blood pressure. It is also determined by the level of consciousness, use of supplemental oxygen, and urine output.
The weighting and number of contributors vary with the EWS protocol.
Root employs Masimo SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, SunTech blood pressure and Welch Allyn temperature monitoring, and rainbow SET pulse CO-Oximetry. It also uses NomoLine capnography and gas monitoring, O3 regional oximetry, and SedLine brain function monitoring.
The device can be used with the firm’s Radical-7 or Radius-7 Pulse CO-Oximeters and Open Connect (MOC-9) measurements.
Masimo founder and chief executive officer Joe Kiani said: “Root, from its versatile connectivity options to its advanced patient monitoring, from rainbow SpHb to SET SpO2, helps hospitals improve patient care.
“We hope the addition of early warning score to Root will help automate a potentially valuable calculation and streamline its inclusion in EMRs.”
The data collected through Root can be shared with Masimo Patient SafetyNet, allowing remote monitoring and clinician notification.
Using Patient SafetyNet, the data can be automatically transferred to the electronic medical record (EMR).
Root offers an option to customise various predefined EWS protocols.
The users can also create a new EWS by configuring their own set of required contributors to support their care environment.
Image: Masimo Root patient monitoring and connectivity hub with EWS. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.