Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

New Monitoring System Provides Early Warning

oboro health 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/14/13) – Owensboro Health is now utilizing The Christ Hospital Critical Connections program in Cincinnati, Ohio, to offer 24/7 remote monitoring of the 32 intensive care unit (ICU) beds at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.

The 24-hour monitoring supplements on-going bedside care by using advanced, early-warning software to continuously analyze each patient’s condition. The sophisticated program alerts the Critical Connections team to negative trends at their earliest stages, allowing intervention to be ordered sooner, reducing the risk for complications, decreasing the length of stay in the hospital and even saving lives.

“There is a growing body of evidence that hospitals with programs like Critical Connections improve care and provide better outcomes for patients.” says Liz Emery, director of critical care and progressive care services at Owensboro Health. “We strive to provide the very highest quality care and feel that this partnership is just one more tool to help us serve our most seriously ill patients.”

Live, two-way video allows the Critical Connections team and the bedside staff to speak to each other through a monitor in the patient room. The in-room camera is a powerful diagnostic tool for the intensive care physicians and nurses, allowing them to detect small details such as subtle changes in skin color or eye movement.

“Since opening at The Christ Hospital, our Critical Connections team has detected more than 800 potentially-fatal events and worked with bedside staff to provide life-saving care sooner than would have been possible with traditional monitoring,” said Christopher M. Orabella, MD, medical director of The Christ Hospital Critical Connections. “Our team could never replace skilled care at the bedside, but we have become a powerful ally to our colleagues in the ICU and look forward to that same relationship with our new partners in Owensboro.”

For more information about Critical Connections, visit OwensboroHealth.org/CriticalConnections.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Erica Wade

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

button coupons
button classifieds

In Other News...

'Cram the Cruiser' Concludes with Great Success

OWENSBORO, Ky. (12/17/14) — Cram the Cruiser concluded Dec. 16, 2014 and Post 16 has received the largest amount of… Read More

Trojans Fend off McLean County, Remain Undefeated

DIXON, Ky. (12/17/14) — Four Webster County scorers reached double figures as the Trojans outlasted visiting McLean… Read More

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 8977

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 8307

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 7903

Man Allegedly Threatening Medical Staff with…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wes Miller
December 17, 2014 5428

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 5279

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 4694

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 12, 2014 4606

Man Allegedly Hits Brother with Pickup Truck…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Wesley Miller
December 15, 2014 4229

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 12, 2014 3741

Man Accused of Public Intoxication, Stealing…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 3199

Vehicle Careens down 150 Foot Embankment with…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

December 17, 2014 5428

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 5279

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 1770

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 1304

KSP Charges Grayson County Man with Crimes…

in General News For All Sites by Sherry H. Bray
December 17, 2014 1301

Harney-Led Lady Mustangs Top Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 1248

KYTC Announces Winners of 2014 Adopt-a-Highway…

in General News For All Sites by Lisa Tolliver
December 17, 2014 1182

Mustangs Earn District Win over Ohio County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
December 17, 2014 1156

Princeton Road Drug Investigation Results in…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 17, 2014 857

Change to Holiday Schedule for LBL Administrative…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Land Between The Lakes
December 17, 2014 781

MFD Summoned to Seminary Street for Garage Fire

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss