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Vital Monitors Vs. Patient Monitors

Tracking the condition of residents is a high priority for long-term care facilities, but some monitoring devices are better adapted to this environment than others. Two in particular stand out—vital monitors and patient monitors. When supplying staff with effective monitoring equipment, it’s important to know which is best for your facility. Vital Monitors Vs. Patient Monitors The two common types…

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4 Health Care Myths About Remote Patient Care Debunked

The Covid-19 pandemic changed many areas of our world, not the least of which was health care. Fighting surging patient numbers in hospitals, the importance of effective telehealth tools that allow physicians to monitor and conduct patient care remotely became more urgent than ever. And while the specter of Covid-19 recedes, it appears telehealth options are here to stay: usage…

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Manual vs Automated Vital Method: Which Should You Be Using?

Checking on residents’ vital signs is an integral part of any nursing staff member’s job. It’s common to take vitals manually, but automated methods are gaining more traction as they promise faster, more accurate readings. Improved accuracy can make nursing staff’s jobs easier while providing better service to residents. Measuring and Recording Vital Signs – Accuracy Is Key When measuring…

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Connected Healthcare

The Importance of Connected Healthcare in LTC

Connected Healthcare is Transforming Medical Care The scope of connected healthcare has changed drastically since the launch of the first employer-sponsored connected health program in 2007. That first program targeted only employees with high blood pressure to improve their results.  We’ve come a long way since 2007. In 2020, the pandemic gave a stunning boost of 71.3% to connected healthcare…

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How Remote Patient Care is Transforming Our Healthcare System

During the crisis years of the pandemic, consumers changed the way they interacted with the healthcare system. Patients accepted or even demanded remote care options, fearing contagion in hospitals and medical offices. The changed behaviors of those years have made a lasting impact on the entire medical industry, causing patients to more readily adopt remote care solutions and caregivers and…

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6 Benefits of Connected Vitals in Healthcare

Mobile technology and healthcare are growing more and more closely entwined, especially with the high demands placed on staff in skilled nursing facilities. Many facilities are short staffed, which makes connected vitals monitoring integral to meeting the needs of residents in a timely manner. Fortunately, modern technologies make it easier for nursing staff to serve residents, yielding many benefits for…

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What Hardware and Software Are Used for Telemedicine?

Since 2020, vast numbers of facilities have adopted telemedicine in an effort to better serve those under their care. A survey from February 2022 estimates about a quarter of people used telemedicine from April to October 2021, and the adoption rates are likely to continue increasing.   That said, it may be difficult for some long term care (LTC) and…

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How Does Telemedicine Work?

Telemedicine is on the rise, which is why skilled nursing facilities and other providers should seriously consider joining the 76% of hospitals in the U.S. already using it. Knowing how telemedicine works will likely become an ever more important component of healthcare in the future. What Is Telemedicine? Telemedicine is simply any means whereby doctors, nurses, specialists, etc. can provide…

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5 Benefits of a Portable Vital Signs Monitor

High volume medical care facilities all see high amounts of patient movement. Whether patients are being transferred from one place to another, going in for tests, or simply getting some exercise, it’s important to keep tabs on their vitals. Portable vital signs monitoring devices make it easier than ever to track vital data, and that yields a variety of benefits…

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What Are Vital Signs and How Are They Measured?

When it comes to caring for your patients, your nurses and staff rely on a number of vital sign measurements. Data on these vital signs should be accurate and up to date. What Are Vital Signs? Vital signs are measurements of basic bodily functions, such as your pulse or rate of breathing (respiration rate). They are essential to monitoring patients’…

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