Japan based Medical Device
Giant, Nihon Kohden
that has offices in the US, Europe and other parts Of Asia is launching a new patient vital signs monitor
specifically designed to extend monitoring capabilities to outpatient facilities and to patient beds that typically wouldn’t have continuous vital signs monitors. The medical device
lets clinicians quickly take readings on blood oxygenation, blood pressure, and patient temperature and, if they choose to, to switch patients to being continuously monitored.
One can customize alarms, using the built-in 8-inch touch screen color monitor, based on vital signs and observational data, and continuously monitored patients can be tracked using Nihon Kohden’
s Life Scope SVM-7200 Series Patient Monitoring System.
Veffa Devers, DNP, MSHA, RN, CPHQ, vice president of clinical and strategic alliances of Nihon Kohden America told Thailand Medical
News, “Even patients who seem stable can unexpectedly decline. Most will exhibit gradual changes in vital signs hours before they decline, such as a gradual increase in temperature and heart rate or a subtle, yet progressive change in blood pressure and pulse oximetry. These changes can be a signal that a patient is at risk for a larger health concern, such as an infection or hemodynamics decline. Regular and consistent monitoring of vital signs combined with our customizable early warning scoring can help clinicians identify these patients early and intervene before the situation becomes critical.”
An interesting feature of the medical device
is that it uses the company’s pressure monitoring technology that detects diastolic and systolic blood pressure numbers while the cuff is inflating. Most other monitors have to wait for the device to deflate to provide readings and they have to overinflate every time since they measure on the way down. This is a big plus for many patients who find blood pressure cuffs uncomfortable.
Yasuhiro Yoshitake, president and CEO of Nihon Kohden America. Further commented, “Our goal is to design monitors that allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients and less time with the technology. With the Life Scope SVM-7200, we have fulfilled this promise. It has an elegant, intuitive design that can be patient-ready in a matter of minutes and can be easily moved from room to room as required. Initial user training for the monitor is easy and can be accomplished in less than an hour, and an on-screen tutorial is available whenever needed.”
The Life Scope SVM-7200 is crafted using the same exacting quality standards that all Nihon Kohden’s products are known for and is backed by a five-year warranty. The product also comes
with 24/7 clinical and technical support, and software upgrades and updates free for the life of the product.
The medical device
has all regulatory issues cleared for sale in Europe, US and most Asian countries.
For more details, visit: https://us.nihonkohden.com/products/life-scope-svm-7200-series-vital-signs-monitor/