Overview

Data Continuity

Data continuity provides access to historical data to help clinicians distinguish between new and pre-existing conditions.

Full disclosure

Patient historical data is readily available and can be viewed for up to six days (144 hours) post-discharge. Selecting and viewing specific historical data is easy since it is separated by monitoring sessions.

Post-discharge data

The system allows up to six days (144 hours) of full disclosure as a patient moves from beds, across areas, and post-discharge. Fast access to data from a recent visit can help provide valuable information relevant to a patient’s current condition. Post-discharge data is also useful for retrospective analyses, such as morbidity and mortality reporting.

Device compatibility

  • Connects directly to the CARESCAPE Network, an Ethernet-based, real-time information network that integrates clinical data for patients throughout the enterprise
  • Serves as a single collection and distribution point for patient data gathered from many GE bedside monitors, ApexPro* Telemetry System and other compatible devices (See Compatible Devices Supplement 2048001-058 for a complete list)

Clinical Tools & Decision Support

ST Review

The CARESCAPE Central Station ST Review feature enables continuous ST-segment monitoring by obtaining Marquette* 12SL records from supported bedsides every minute for up to the length of the full disclosure license (up to six days). ST-segment records are also available for review post-discharge. Clinicians surveyed by GE strongly agreed that the ability to access and use ST Review at the central station may help improve their clinical decisions and/or treatment effectiveness.1

  • Median view - Simultaneously displays reference and current 12-lead to show sudden changes over time, which may help in clinical decision-making
  • 12 lead view - Clinicians can view multiple 12-leads over a specific time, which may help make a decision on what data to send to the MUSE* or print
  • All ECG view - With continuous ST-segment monitoring, the CARESCAPE Central Station helps to assist clinicians in the detection of dynamic ECG ischemic changes, providing the insight they need to better help them make care decisions
  • To learn more how ST review can improve patient outcomes, read ST-Monitoring, Benefits, Barriers, and Pathways to Acceptance

Full disclosure

Access to historical data as the patient moves within a care area or between care areas can help clinicians distinguish between what happened before and after an event.

Event review

Event review helps clinicians easily identify, annonate and select events to be part of the patient’s medical record. New functionality helps in assembling a summary post-transfer or post-discharge of what happened during the patient’s stay. 

Trends

The system enables users to detect subtle changes in the ST-segment and review trends (current versus reference), in cardiac monitoring and ventilator weaning trials2.

  • Graphic trends - Clinicians can quickly view multiple pieces of data, which have changed over a period of time, and displays the parameter numerics in a graph - including A-Fib trending with select monitoring devices
  • Numeric trends - Displays parameter numerics in a tabular format allowing an in-depth evaluation of the data for documentation

Respiratory review

Displays respiratory waveforms (pressure, flow and CO2) and additional ventilator settings of patients on ventilators via the Unity Network* ID. This data may help minimize bedside visits for status updates.

Strip reporting

Strip reporting allows users to flag ECG strips electronically, eliminating manual paper strip cutting and gluing. Reports can be printed for the patient’s chart. Additionally, strip reports can be sent as PDFs to a remote SFTP server for archiving.


1. CARESCAPE Central Station v1.0 Usability Verification Survey Summary Report, DOC0707225

2. Flanders, S. "Continuous ST-Segment Monitoring: Raising the Bar." Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2006 Jun;18(2):169-77.

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