Entries by Kim Davis

Infection Control

“Investigating Electrocardiography Lead Wires as a Reservoir for Antibiotic Pathgens” Presented at AHA, April 2008, Authors: Hetal Gandhi MD, et al ECG lead wires are a reservoir source for multidrug resistant organisms in the intensive care unit Failure to effectively decontaminate ECG lead wires can result in an invasive infection by multidrug resistant organisms Decontamination […]

Patient safety and outcomes, nurse productivity and lower hospital costs are driving efforts in hospitals to implement LifeSync® Wireless ECG System with LeadWear.

Mary Hodgerney is the Nurse Manager of the Cardiac Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, and Cardiac Short Stay units, at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She holds a Masters Degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing and is a Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Mary was formal lecturer for over 20 years for the Frontiers […]

A Virtual Lifeline

Two nursing industry experts, Deborah Lepman, Department Director, Cardiac Critical Care Units, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and mary byLone, Assistant Vice President, Patient Care Services, The William W. Backus Hospital, discuss the benefits of using the LifeSync disposable electrocardiogram system

INVESTIGATING ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY LEAD WIRES AS A RESERVOIR FOR ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT PATHOGENS

Hetal Gandhi M.D., Sonia Sharma D.O., Rebecca Beveridge BSN, donna Gilski APN, Parag Patel, D.O. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL   Background Nosocomial infections are by far one of the foremost threats to the healthcare system today, leading to increasing health-care costs, increased morbidity and mortality for the patients who acquire them, as […]

Heart Center Documents 58% Decrease in Lead-Off Alarms using LifeSync® System

Florida Hospital Orlando   Introduction Florida Hospital Orlando, the largest of seven hospitals in the Florida Hospital System, houses the Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute, ranked number three in the nation for number of open heart surgeries. Twenty-five thousand patientsi are admitted into the Institute where 11,000 cardiac proceduresii and 2,000 open heart surgeriesiii are performed […]

More Pathways To More Value

At every point along the Cardiac Pathway, LifeSync’s unique, patented Bluetooth Wireless Medical Device Technology Platform creates incremental opportunities for more value, patient and Practitioner safety, and improved patient outcomes by… Improving ECG signal quality through innovative technology resulting in the reduction of nuisance alarms and unwanted time-off monitor Increasing staff efficiency through improved patient […]

LifeSync® Wireless ECG System Reduces Time Off Monitor by 90% and Provides 87% Alarm Accuracy

Summary of Data by Donna Quinton Brown RN, AASN, Alumnus CCRN, LifeSync® Corp. and M. Ann Anderson, MS, RN Director of Clinical Affairs, LifeSync Corporation   In January of 2008 a 395-bed hospital located in St. Petersburg, Florida added the LifeSync® Wireless ECG System to their infection control bundle and monitoring procedure. The hospital began […]