Sensium: Early Detection of Patient Deterioration. Seamless ambulatory vital sign monitoring for the general ward population. (#3117)

Idea Description
Supplementary Information
Innovation 'Elevator Pitch':
Sensium Wireless Vitals Monitoring is proven to lead to treatment of sepsis 6 hours quicker than NEWS, reduce LOS by 10% and readmission by 45%. The only wearable vital sign monitor with peer reviewed RCT data showing significant clinical benefits.
Overview of Innovation:
In general care areas of a hospital vital signs are typically taken during routine observation rounds once every 4-8 hours. If a patient deteriorates between these observation rounds the warning signs can go undetected for hours, potentially leading to serious & costly consequences.

Sensium is a discreet, wearable, wireless system for monitoring vital signs of patients outside of high acuity areas. A light comfortable sensor worn on the patient’s chest accurately and reliably monitors and reports vital signs, providing data every 2 minutes. By notifying clinicians of changes in patients’ vital signs Sensium brings the nurse to the deteriorating patient, allowing intervention before the condition worsens, thereby improving patient outcomes, shortening hospital stays and lowering treatment costs. It enables nurses to prioritise patient care where it is needed most. Sensium is focussed exclusively on general care clinicians whose patients currently do not have the safety and security of continuous vital sign monitoring.

The Sensium Patch provides accurate and continuous monitoring of the 3 key leading indicators of patient deterioration: heart rate (HR), respiration rate (RR) & axillary temperature (T). Sensium wirelessly communicates this physiological data via safe and secure low power wireless communication to the Sensium bridges placed through the ward area. Sensium allows patients to ambulate freely, untethered to static and expensive equipment whilst still having the reassurance of continuous monitoring.

The bridges are connected into the hospital IT system, and software installed on the hospital network allows patient data to be seamlessly conveyed. Crucially, notifications can be configured to work with hospital pager systems/mobile notification devices, giving the clinical team data when they need it, where they need it. To save time and ensure accuracy Sensium can be easily integrated with the hospital admission, discharge, transfer systems and electronic medical records.
Stage of Development:
Market ready and adopted - Fully proven, commercially deployable, market ready and already adopted in some areas (in a different region or sector)
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This innovation has potential for acute trusts with electronic observation systems to support routine clinical observations  in some ward areas. It would not be appropriate for the care home sector 
Hi Caroline, thanks very much for your comment and interest in the Sensium product for acute trusts, we totally agree this is where we can add the best clinical value. I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have. Sonia
I would value what Ron Daniels, CEO of the Sepsis Trust thinks and also Matt Inada-Kim views are given he is the national lead for deterioration.  
Hi Helen, thank you very much for your comment. We have had very positive discussions with Ron Daniels from the UK Sepsis Trust. There is a video here which you might find interesting where Ron Daniel discusses the results of a publication from St James’s University hospital using the Sensium technology -
We have had brief discussions with Matt Inada-Kim but are looking to have further discussions in the coming months. I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have. Sonia

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