El Camino Well being announced Tuesday that it will commence utilizing a new blood flow monitoring technologies referred to as FloPatch, a wearable ultrasound technique that enables clinicians to additional correctly treat sufferers with sepsis. The Mountain View-primarily based well being technique is the 1st in the globe to adopt the new technologies, according to the announcement.
“Timing is critical when caring for sufferers with sepsis,” Cheryl Reinking, chief nursing officer at El Camino Well being, stated in a statement. “Our nurses have noticed firsthand how helpful FloPatch is in monitoring the effectiveness of therapy in deteriorating sufferers, particularly these with sepsis and low blood stress.”
In partnership with Flosonics Healthcare, the developer of FloPatch, El Camino Well being has been piloting the FloPatch technologies for the previous year at Fogarty Innovation, the health-related technologies and startup incubator that operates out of El Camino Hospital.
“Our nurses right away loved it, and helped choose exactly where in the hospital the technologies would be the greatest match,” Reinking stated.
FloPatch is an FDA-authorized device that supplies quick and constant measurements to assistance clinicians track a patient’s heart function.
“Once placed on a patient’s neck, the FloPatch constantly assesses blood flow in the carotid arteries, which are the significant blood vessels that provide blood to the brain, neck, and face,” the statement stated. “FloPatch then wirelessly transmits that information to a safe iOS mobile application, giving clinicians with actionable, genuine time information at the bedside.”
When a patient with sepsis arrives at the hospital, the statement stated, the 1st important step is to treat them with IV fluids. But it can be difficult to administer the appropriate quantity of fluid, and as well considerably can result in significant complications for sufferers.
“While there are tools at present readily available that can measure fluid response, they are cumbersome and time-consuming to use,” the statement stated. “FloPatch’s sophisticated analytics engine quantifies and displays altering metrics more than the course of an assessment and assists clinicians provide additional precise fluid therapy and eventually, improved care to sufferers.”
El Camino Well being cited a study which located that 4 to 5 sufferers will keep away from potentially hazardous fluid overload for each ten FloPatch makes use of.
The FloPatch is the most current technologies to advantage from El Camino Health’s health-related technologies accelerator plan out of Fogarty Innovation (FI), a six-month-lengthy mentoring plan that assists early-stage businesses develop.
“With guidance from their lead FI mentors, Mike Regan, chief innovation officer, and Dr. Zach Edmonds, strategic advisor, the Flosonics group worked straight with clinicians at El Camino Well being to obtain a improved understanding of the patient journey and ascertain the greatest clinical use for their groundbreaking technologies,” the statement stated.