Education, experience, and intuition play a key role in how decisions are made around interventions and treatment selection for patients. But these decisions can only be as good as the data that was used to draw the assessment of the patient.
With more than 40 vital signs simultaneously reporting new measurements every second, critical care clinicians are drenched in data. For example, the 42-bed critical care unit at SickKids in Toronto reports approximately 140 million values every hour, according to research presented during the 14th Annual Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Conference.
Dr. Avihu Gazit, Cardiac CCM, Section Chief at St. Louis Children’s, gave an insightful presentation on Integration of Real-Time, High Frequency Physiologic Data to Support Optimal Patient Assessment and Decision Making. Dr. Gazit described the limitations of electronic health records and how the Etiometry Software fills those voids and beyond. “The benefit of this display is not just the high frequency, it’s also the ability to get all of the data together in such a way that will help us to understand what happened to that patient in real time,” Dr. Gazit explained. During the presentation, Dr. Gazit also talked about the latest research which associates elevations of Etiometry’s IDO2 index with adverse events.