Evaluation: EarlySense All-in-One System for Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring
June 29, 2016 | Evaluations & Guidance
The EarlySense All-in-One System is a fair choice for low-acuity continuous vital signs monitoring applications on a medical-surgical floor and may also be used to reduce patient falls and pressure-ulcer development.
The system has simple patient setup. On the other hand, the central display screen is very limited and only shows current vitals and alerts—both trend alerts and alerts for changes in status. While we noted several disadvantages pertaining to system design, we recognize that EarlySense's All-in-One is the only system we evaluated for which there is sufficient evidence for detecting early patient deterioration. 1Trend graphs are only accessible at the bedside (as are admit/discharge), so a nurse needs to visit the patient room or print trend reports from the central display station to see status unless an alert is triggered. The system is very sensitive to motion and can only collect data for patients at rest in a bed or chair. On the other hand, features like the bed-exit alarm and the turn-assist feature are advantageous for fall prevention and pressure-ulcer reduction.
The All-in-One system is a good choice for vital signs monitoring applications in a long-term care (LTC) facility and may also be used for fall prevention and pressure-ulcer reduction.
The system has simple patient setup. Its motion sensitivity and ability to monitor only in bed or in a chair are not major barriers in care areas with less acutely ill patients who are also less mobile. Features like the bed-exit alarm and the turn-assist feature are advantageous for fall prevention and pressure-ulcer reduction.