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New pulse oximetry bedside monitor overcomes false alarms

Masimo : 07 May, 2008  (New Product)
The new Masimo Rad-87 bedside monitor is designed to complement Masimo SET and Patient SafetyNet patient monitoring systems.
The Rad-87 is an easy-to-use, yet fully-featured Pulse CO-Oximeter with a built-in 802-11a/b/g radio for bidirectional wireless communication with the Patient SafetyNet system. Recently cleared by the FDA, it features a simple, intuitive user-interface design with an easy-to-read, high-contrast display that allows clinicians to clearly see the Masimo Rainbow SET measurements - even from across the room. Alarms and alerts can be enabled at the bedside or remotely, via the Patient SafetyNet system. Rad-87 allows activation of many features with only a single touch and its unique visual display allows users to quickly confirm if the alarm settings are appropriate for the patient environment.

Rad-87 also features Masimo Rainbow SET, the first-and-only noninvasive blood constituent monitoring platform measuring carboxyhaemoglobin (SpCO), methaemoglobin (SpMet), and PVI, in addition to oxyhaemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate. A cost-effective solution for critical care customers who value ease-of-use and versatility, Rad-87 will also be capable of displaying Masimo's newest Rainbow measurement - noninvasive total haemoglobin (SpHb) (pending FDA clearance).

As the Anaesthesiology Patient safety Foundation (APSF) has recommended, continuous monitoring of oxygenation (pulse oximetry) and ventilation should reduce the incidence of preventable postoperative death and injury on the general care floors. Rad-87 and Patient SafetyNet should help hospitals provide the level of care their patients on the general floors need without the burden of excessive false alarms on their already stretched resources.

In addition, Rad-87's ability to provide noninvasive and continuous haemoglobin monitoring should help improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by providing real-time anaemia monitoring -potentially allowing clinicians to perform fewer lab tests, better manage blood transfusions, speed detection of internal bleeding, and more efficiently assess chronic anaemia.

Joe E Kiani, chief executive officer of Masimo, stated, 'Masimo has had a longstanding commitment to 'do what is best for patient care' through innovation. The new Rad-87, Patient SafetyNet and Rainbow SET technologies that we are presenting to the critical care community at the AACN underscore our commitment and highlight our continued focus on developing innovative monitoring solutions to empower healthcare professionals to provide more advanced and comprehensive care to their patients.'

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