New Monitors at Special Care Nursery
The Foundation for St. Francis and Franklin recently donated a new monitoring system to the Special Care Nursery at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis. The new state-of-the-art monitors will allow nurses to view how the infants in their care are doing from a central location and have the ability to record and store vital data.
“The new system will be a huge improvement for both staff and patients,” said Suzanne Auger, Patient Care Services Manager.
“We are all so excited about this new system. Among many features, it has configurable alarm settings which will help reduce alarm fatigue and support a restful patient environment which is so important to infants that require a quiet room,” explained Amy Wrasman, RN, Special Care Nursery.
The new system also allows for uninterrupted event recording which will provide physicians with additional information they need for accurate diagnoses. Unlike the old monitors the new system is compatible with Epic and data will be automatically synchronized and merged with the electronic patient record.
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