The latest IntelliVue technology includes several new solutions, including the Philips Sounds alarm package. This clearance means the alarm package now has availability in the U.S. and more than 200 countries worldwide.
Philips worked with clinicians and sound experts to provide a new perspective to acute patient monitor alarms. Together with sound design group SenSound, the company looked to soften and round alarm tones. It also aimed to adjust alarm intervals to more gently signal status or request action using more soothing alarm sounds.
“While alarms in acute care settings must be effective, they should be sensible, informative, and respectful of the surrounding environment and the people in it,” said Christoph Pedain, business leader, Hospital Patient Monitoring, Philips. “Throughout the process, we asked for input from care providers, administrators, patients and their families who are exposed to these alarms regularly and leveraged powerful data to help improve the experience overall.”
The company says its changes help improve the patient and caregiver experience, reducing alarm noise by up to 66%.
Other features include the Philips Visual Patient Avatar, a recently launched monitoring solution. Read more on the company’s expanding care ecosystem here.