A virtual conference dedicated to advancing ‘connected care’ has highlighted the importance of vital signs monitoring to detect deterioration and sepsis.
Early detection saves lives and improves outcomes, so how can we improve the current state of care? Louise Frampton reports.
An educational programme, Completing the Picture, recently brought together doctors, nurses and patients as part of an online forum to discuss best practice in detecting and managing deterioration. The panel highlighted key areas for improvement, shared their personal insights and debated the scope for technology in the ICU and beyond.
We know that better detection of deterioration leads to better outcomes. But what role can technology have in improving vital signs monitoring and where should the line be drawn to ensure a balance between automating observations and providing the human touch?
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