2021 Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare

The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation is preparing for our Annual Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare on October 28th & 29th broadcasting on Golden West Radio from Elmwood Golf Course. This year we have a $150,000 fundraising goal to purchase a Telemetry System for the Cypress Regional Hospital.

The Telemetry System is a piece of specialized equipment that is used to monitor patient’s vital signs across the hospital, in units such as Medical Surgery and Critical Care. Telemetry provides patients with the ability to move freely within their room and on their unit and be safely monitored during tests and treatment off their unit. It allows continuous patient monitoring which would otherwise restrict the patient to remain solely within their room and attached to stationary equipment. The new system allows patients to be reviewed remotely by specialists in larger centers which lessens the need for transfers. It also gives staff the ability to care for other patients on the ward knowing that patients of higher risk are being monitored 24/7 by trained and knowledgeable staff.

The current telemetry system was purchased in 2012 and is no longer reliable or up to date. Having up-to-date telemetry technology allows for more reliable and trouble-free monitoring that may burden an older and out-of-date system.  Breakdowns or having telemetry out of service means that ICU beds would be filled with non-critical patients simply for monitoring purposes and that all Critical Care and ICU beds would have to be sourced out to other hospitals throughout the province.

To help keep healthcare strong in Southwest Saskatchewan, please consider making a donation.

Key Advantages

Helps nurses maintain a clear view of patient condition 

  • Clinical Decision Support (CDS) tools integrated into the main display help nurses quickly identify changes in patient condition.

Supports Clinical Work Flow 

  • Enables the nurse to do more at the patient’s bedside, including admission, transfer, equipment/caregiver assignments, and 12-lead capture/review; and supports interfacing with the EMR.

Helps support improved alarm management

  •  The alarm audit log supports hospital research on alarming and sentinel events, enabling organizations to analyze data in order to optimize alarm limits and reduce clinically non-actionable alarms.
    • Ability to alter by patient or unit, type of alert (red, yellow, blue inops), and action taken (e.g. silence, pause, etc.).
    • Alarm Audit Log contains 90 days of stored alarm-related information and is exportable to Excel for further analysis.

Supports a continuous patient record 

  • Provides continuous patient demographics and data review

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