Evaluation: EarlySense All-in-One System for Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring

June 29, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The EarlySense All-in-One System continuously monitors patient vital signs, including heart rate, respiration rate, and level of motion, as well as a pulse oximetry (SpO2) option, on adult and pediatric (above 2 years old) patients in non-acute care settings. Patients are monitored during sleep or rest when in a bed or chair. The system analyzes and interprets vital signs data to offer trends and alerts to clinicians, with the purpose of detecting and notifying clinicians of signs of early patient deterioration and emergent events like high heart rate (HR) or low SpO
    1. This system can also be used for fall prevention (bed-exit alarm function) and pressure-ulcer reduction (time counter and alert to turn or reposition the patient).
  • Major device components and software features:
    • Sensor—Two models available: Bed Sensing Unit and Chair Sensing Unit. These sensors are placed under a mattress on a patient bed or in a cushion on a patient chair, respectively. They measure vital signs (HR, respiration rate RR, and level of motion) via piezoelectric sensors and transmit patient data to the bedside unit via a wired cable connection.
    • Bedside unit—One unit per patient, mounted near the bedside. Used to admit and discharge patients and can receive an admission/discharge/transfer (ADT) feed. Receives patient data from bed and chair sensors as well as from the optional SpO2 probe. Analyzes patient data and provides graphical trends as well as audible and visual alarms for high and low HR and RR, low SpO2 (if used), and bed exit (if enabled). Transmits patient data to the central display station via a wired (Ethernet LAN) or wireless (802.11 b/g/n) connection.
    • Central display station (CDS)—Allows a centralized display for up to 40 patients at a time.

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