Mon General hospital's (MGH) cardiac care unit has received new Philips IntelliVue MX800 bedside patient monitors.
Mon General Critical Care director Toni Skinner said the IntelliVue MX800 features an integrated personal computer (PC) for one intuitive view with clear patient status and relevant clinical information at the bedside.
"This allows the care team easy access to clinical information and provides the ability for more informed decisions at the point of care," Skinner said.
MGH COO Linda Ollis said the new monitor system includes the IntelliVue MMS X2 portable monitoring device which when docked, the information displayed on the portable device is the same as what is viewed on the bedside monitor.
"In the CCU, this unit is sent to the operating room and attached to the patient at the conclusion of an operative procedure," Ollis said.
"All information, in this case heart rhythm, rate and arterial blood pressure, is stored and when connected to the monitor at the bedside, transmitted to the patient record."