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November 9, 2021
ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Corrosion
Corrosion is most often caused by improper cleaning or drying of the devices. Corrosion is visible along the edge of the contacts. The greenish discoloration and white residue are indicators of corrosion. Nursing personnel are responsible for the cleaning of patient care equipment, abiding by manufacturer recommendations. Patient care equipment such as blood pressure cuffs, O2 saturation monitors, etc. are cleaned once daily or after patient use as indicated.
November 2, 2021
ViSi Mobile Smart Tip - Radiology
If the patient’s vital signs are monitored with Visi Mobile, the chest sensor should be removed from the chest securements if it will interfere with the quality of imaging of chest CT scans, chest X-rays, etc. To remove, lift the chest sensor out of the chest securement. There is no need to remove the clear plastic securement from the patient’s chest or arm if you intend to add ViSi Mobile back onto the patient after their scan.
October 4, 2021
When COVID-19 Strikes Your Hospital
As a hospitalist on the front lines of COVID-19, I know firsthand how the homeostasis of a hospital is altered when community cases of COVID-19 increase. For example, emergency departments immediately enact novel pathways and protocols for triage, evaluation, and admission (1). Hospitals begin to assess and enhance inpatient capacity, often by opening units not traditionally used for general medical care (for example, postoperative care units) as COVID-19–designated areas (2). Additional tactics, such as decreasing elective surgical cases, merging specialized intensive care units (ICUs), and offering staff moonlighting opportunities to increase critical care capacity, are also pursued. And in short order, hospital command centers spring up to monitor patient flow, streamline communication, and coordinate activities ranging from patient visitation policies to media releases (3).
August 30, 2021
ViSi Tip - Transporting Patient Off of a Unit
Care delivered during transport and at the site of diagnostic testing or procedure should be equivalent to the level of care provided in the originating environment. Here are some tips to make the monitoring of the patient while utilizing ViSi Mobile, seamless.
August 17, 2021
ViSi Tip - Proper Thumb Sensor Placement
The Visi Mobile reusable thumb sensor is the most advanced vital sign sensor on the market today. Used in conjunction with the Visi Mobile Patient Monitoring System, the sensor provides continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (cNIBP), and functional oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (SpO2) monitoring.
August 2, 2021
ViSi Tip: When to Replace Thumb SensorsThumb Sensors
A critical component of the ViSi Mobile system is our disposable thumb sensor. In order for the system to function properly, we have some best practices that will ensure the best possible outcomes for patients and ease of use for clinicians.
July 28, 2021
How ViSi Mobile Helps Reduce the Occurrence of Pressure Ulcers
Pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, or bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that can develop over hours or even days. These ulcers occur when bony areas of the body have prolonged contact with an external surface, such as a bed, causing pressure and decreased blood flow to the area, leading to necrosis of the skin. Even though pressure ulcers are adverse events that are considered avoidable or preventable, they continue to be a problem. ViSi Mobile can help.