Optimizing Use of Batteries in Telemetry Transmitters
August 23, 2023 | Evaluations & Guidance
Telemetry systems have the potential to help improve both patient safety and the workflow of busy clinicians. Cardiac telemetry packs have gotten smaller and more powerful in recent years, adding parameters, displays, and more seamless communication with central monitoring systems.
However, these improvements place a greater demand on the units' batteries. We routinely hear from facilities that are experiencing poor performance from their telemetry packs' disposable batteries, which sometimes don't even last a full 12-hour shift. Loss of monitoring due to depleted batteries could cause delays in...