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.
Decreases clinicians’ exposure to COVID-19 and conserves scarce PPE.
Verbal and physical abuse is a well-understood part of nurses’ work lives; AvaSure can track and keep frontline staff safe with remote safety monitoring.
Since AvaSure began data collection in 2015 until now, there have been over 10,000 patients safely monitored for suicide precautions across many different healthcare organizations.
AvaSure’s purpose in developing the TeleSitter in 2008 was to reduce the incidence of patient falls and spending on sitters. Today, hospitals have reported that AvaSure has successfully reduced composite fall rates by more than 50% while nearly eliminating falls with major injury.
PREVENTION OF OTHER ADVERSE EVENTS
AvaSure goes far beyond the initial application to solve a wide range of safety, quality, and workflow challenges.
• Allows telemetry monitoring technicians to validate alarms by checking in with patients visually and verbally
• Keeps emergency department patients from eloping or harming themselves or others
• Monitors patients in ICUs for changes in conditions
• Stops illegal drug use in its tracks
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 staff was observing a patient who had a visitor that was suspiciously pulling some type of device out of his coat pocket. The monitor staff was able to zoom in and make a closer inspection of the device to discover it was a nail gun. The monitor staff 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 staff observed significant changes in a patient’s behavior over time. The monitor staff 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 staff 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 staff saw the patients positioning and recognized the danger of the situation. The monitor staff 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 staff about the situation. The staff member said, “Don’t worry! I’ve got your back.” Later that day, the monitor staff 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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