… Virtual Patient Engagement: Achieving Safety, Quality and Efficiency through Video Monitoring
A premier national event in patient safety, the AvaSys Symposium will feature nationally known healthcare quality experts Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General; Robert Wachter, MD, the founding father of the hospitalist movement; and Pat Quigley, PhD, MPH, author and speaker on patient falls. Also on hand will be Ridley Barron, author and patient safety evangelist. Breakout sessions will cover vital topics such as keeping suicidal patients safe; reducing patient falls and elopement; best practices for monitor staff; and how AvaSys improves patient, family and caregiver satisfaction. For more, click on the links below.
THE ONLY FALL PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY …
… Implemented and Supported by Experienced RNs
The AvaSys program joins cutting edge technology with empirically proven clinical education and implementation support that doesn’t end at deployment. Our team of nurses stays involved to ensure hospitals make the highest and best use of the system.
… With Evidence-based Outcomes
- HCA St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, Texas: Zero falls with injury in patients under video observation since June 2014
- Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, N.Y.: Neuro-Rehab Institute had zero falls in first full month of AvaSys – down from 10-12 falls per month
- Rockford (Ill.) Memorial Hospital: Falls reduced by nearly 50% and sitter costs by 60% from 2013 to 2014
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It was a pleasure to spend the day in Boston Sept. 18 learning from Brigham and Women’s Continuous Virtual Monitoring team, which hosted a daylong conference entitled, “Using Virtual Monitors to Enhance Safety and Reduce Falls in Hospitals.” The team…Read More
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