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Campbeltown hospital telemetry equipment is innovative cardiac monitoring management.
The technology is used for a patient’s recovery, monitoring and diagnosis of conditions.
The state-of-the-art technology records patients vital sign readings which involves several system sensors that continuously transmit patient data digitally such as; patient heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure to nearby locations where fully trained healthcare staff can observe readings via visual display units.
Staff are now remotely monitoring patients throughout the hospital.
Tina Watt, interim local area manager said: ‘If a patient is required to go to another department within the hospital the telemetry portable monitoring units are connected to the patient’s transmitting sensors.
‘Their vital sign readings can still be monitored by appointed healthcare staff and nursing stations.’
The system works via small transmitting sensors which can include a blood pressure monitor, pulse oximeter – oxygen monitor and electrocardiogram (ECG) leads to monitor heart rate and rhythm.
The devices are attached to patients and they transmit vital sign readings to the remote receiver.
This technology allows normal movement of patients within the hospital and the systems transmitting range.
The pioneering equipment can be recommended for patients during medical assessments that have conditions or vital sign readings that are diagnosed out with normal parameters or when monitoring is required.
The telemetry units are also being used for intensive and critical care.
Ms Watt added: ‘I am really pleased with the telemetry system technology which has proven to be invaluable to clinical staff and life saving for patients.’