The new system has been developed to electronically capture and document vitals from the bedside directly to the electronic medical record (EMR). It also alerts clinicians to the risk of significant adverse events, which may occur in hospitals, including issues around failure to rescue, respiratory failure, falls, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, and cardiopulmonary arrests.

Connex CSS integrates technology platform, which offers acoustic respiration from Masimo, contact-free motion, heart rate and respiratory rate monitoring from EarlySense and Microstream end-tidal carbon dioxide technology from Covidien.

In addition, the system has been equipped with an optional central station for remote viewing of patient status and the alarm notification capabilities of the system delivers critical patient alarms where and when staff need them.

Connex CSS, which is currently available in Australia and New Zealand, has already in use at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville, Pennsylvania of US.

Meadville Medical Center nursing informatics specialist Kimberlie Bovard said: We needed a solution that would be easy to deploy on med/surg floors, in addition to our existing vital signs interfaces for our EMR system, and complement our nursing staff workflows and skill sets."

Welch Allyn has also launched Connex Service Dashboard, which offers easy access to equipment status and facilitates management of technology.