Masimo today announced that Ogden Regional Medical Center (ORMC), named by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™, has standardized to Masimo rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry™ and sensor technologies for advanced patient monitoring.
This noninvasive technology helps save lives by making it safer, faster, and easier than ever for healthcare professionals to measure and monitor patient conditions – on-the-spot, in just seconds.
The conversion equips Ogden Regional Medical Center with breakthrough rainbow® technology. Among its multiple capabilities, this innovation enables needleless and pain-free blood testing of total hemoglobin (SpHb®) – and delivers immediate results for hospital patients.
"I like the fact that you can pinpoint the total hemoglobin in real time, and quickly identify a patient's status on a waveform display; both of these features make my job more manageable," said Travis Slade , MD, an anesthesiologist at ORMC. "I've also been very impressed with the device's sensitivity. It consistently displays results that are nearly identical to (hemoglobin) lab tests we've run. It also works when other technologies don't. There have been cases when we used a conventional pulse ox that didn't produce a SpO2 reading. We brought in the Masimo, and got the results we needed."
Other Masimo rainbow® measurements in use at ORMC include SpCO®, which helps clinicians to more quickly detect elevated levels of carbon monoxide in the blood – which can facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment for patients poisoned by carbon monoxide; and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), which can continuously assess and allow clinicians to better manage fluids as they are administered to patients – in a noninvasive and cost-effective manner.
As part of its system-wide conversion, ORMC will also leverage Masimo SET® pulse oximetry in every patient care setting. A standard-of-care at leading hospitals worldwide, Masimo SET® has been clinically shown to virtually eliminate false alarms1 and increase a clinician's ability to detect life-threatening events.2
"We are thrilled that ORMC, with its nationally recognized reputation for quality of care, has selected Masimo SET® and Masimo rainbow® technologies as key parts of its ongoing commitment to patient safety," said Masimo CEO and founder Joe Kiani . "It is an honor to be able to partner with such an esteemed healthcare organization, and we look forward to working with ORMC for years to come."