Considering a Monitor Watcher Program? Be Aware of the Challenges

September 16, 2015 | Evaluations & Guidance


The use of monitor watchers is one approach to improving surveillance of patients. While having these dedicated staff watching patient ECGs is much better than relying solely on a monitoring system, there are significant logistical and financial challenges that a hospital must understand before proceeding. This article discusses these challenges specifically within the context of telemetry care areas.

Monitor watchers are dedicated, trained personnel who continuously review multiple patients' ECG rhythms for abnormal changes, including those that...

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