Leading medical device manufacturer Mindray has announced the UK launch of its latest vital signs workstation.
Designed to help caregivers efficiently achieve greater insight into patient health compared with traditional vital signs machines, the new VS9 vital signs workstation features fast, comprehensive monitoring, flexible workflow profiles and scalable connectivity options.
The workstation expands Mindray’s vital signs portfolio by combining innovative customisation options and new monitoring algorithms with the company's renowned build quality.
With an industry-leading 30 manual parameters, the new VS9 vital signs workstation ensures comprehensive data collection beyond vital signs, helping improve patient safety and clinical decision-making.
Rapid vital signs algorithms help make time for these manual parameters, with 15-second BP readings and optional respiration rate taken via the SpO2 sensor for greater patient comfort.
As the only vital signs device to offer 10 customisable workflow profiles, caregivers using the VS9 can tailor bedside assessments to different departments or clinical tasks for greater clinical efficiency and compliance with patient safety guidelines.
To further maximise clinical efficiency, the automatic NEWS2 early warning scoring system removes the need for manual calculation, presenting a clear picture of a patient’s status. As part of a connected workflow, caregivers can also compare EWS trends and historic data for a holistic insight into patient health.
The VS9’s orthostatic blood pressure (BP) feature allows caregivers to easily follow guidelines for the most-commonly-reported patient safety issue: falls. In line with current fall risk recommendations, an orthostatic BP score is calculated after a sitting and standing BP reading, displaying a clear positive or negative indicator of orthostatic hypotension.
In order to cope with demanding daily use, the workstation's button-free design features a 10” disinfectant-resistant touchscreen for simple wipe-down cleaning. The workstation trolley can be assembled in 40 seconds for faster implementation.
The VS9’s connectivity options support two long-running NHS objectives: digitisation and interoperability. With vendor-neutral compatibility, the VS9 can connect to existing EPR systems to improve transcription processes, save time and enhance patient care.
To ensure greater data visibility, caregivers can monitor or interact with patient data on the VS9 remotely via a central monitoring system. As part of connected workflow caregivers can also view historic NEWS2 trend data on the device itself, providing a holistic view of a patient’s status whilst at the bedside. Mobile alerts can also be set up to help ensure a timely reaction to patient events.
“Every feature of the VS9 has been designed to allow caregivers to do more, in less time,” said Jim Roberts, Mindray’s UK marketing manager. “It is more than a vital signs machine, with parameters and customisation options that allow caregivers to build a true-to-life picture of patient health, in a way that suits their workflow.”