As the pioneer and expert in inpatient telehealth, AvaSure has provided safer environments for over 1 million patients, with over 50 million live monitoring hours. By continuing to reduce adverse events, and by optimizing workforce efficiencies for the nation’s top health systems, AvaSure has consistently lowered the cost of care while providing safer, more efficient healthcare for everyone.
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STORIES FROM THE FRONTLINES
AvaSure’s TeleSitter was placed in an aggressive, injured patient’s room for behavioral monitoring. When the nurse checked on the patient, she began to feel attacked and became trapped in the corner of the patient’s hospital room. The patient began trying to hit the nurse with his arm brace. Before the patient could injure the nurse, the monitor tech recognized the danger and used the Stat Alarm to call for immediate help from security.
A monitor tech was observing a patient who had a visitor that was suspiciously pulling some type of device out of his coat pocket. The monitor tech was able to zoom in and make a closer inspection of the device to discover it was a nail gun. The monitor tech quickly called the nurse to make sure no one went in the room, then called security directly to take immediate action to safely remove the visitor and his weapon from the room and facility. It was determined that the visitor was experiencing substance induced fear that someone was going to hurt him and he ‘needed’ the weapon to protect himself.
A monitor tech observed significant changes in a patient’s behavior over time. The monitor tech spoke to the patient through the two-way audio TeleSitter technology and when there was no response, zoomed in to take a closer look. The monitor tech quickly noticed the patient was not breathing and immediately called the nurse. The nurse was able to resuscitate the patient successfully because of the quick response.
A sick and confused patient began vomiting and was unable to find or reach her call light. The monitor tech saw the patients positioning and recognized the danger of the situation. The monitor tech called the nurse directly and the nurse was able to roll the patient in bed to protect her from aspirating.
A hospital patient who had stabbed two women was in restraints and handcuffs, with two police officers at his bedside. When the police left, the frightened nurse placed an AvaSure TeleSitter device in the room and told the monitor tech about the situation. The tech said, “Don’t worry! I’ve got your back.” Later that day, the monitor tech called to alert the nurse that the patient put a metal fork from his dinner tray in between his legs. He had definite intentions of hurting someone. Using AvaSure’s TeleSitter device kept the floor staff safe.
LOWER COST OF CARE
At a time of low operating margins; increasing emphasis on quality, efficiency and patient and family satisfaction with care; and a future in which telehealth is going to become a dominant player in care delivery, more and more providers are turning to remote patient safety monitoring as a cost effective means of addressing these challenges.
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