GRAFTON– Thanks to brand-new innovation, doctors in Grafton are keeping track of patients’ hearts in three counties– and it’s all occurring in real-time.
“Even when the client doesn’t have a nurse in front of them talking with them,” stated Expense Demeyer, ICU and Telemetry manager at Aurora Grafton Medical Center.The techs connect with nurses and medical professionals immediately.”In heart clients, it
makes a big difference if you can capture the client when the problem starts to occur,”said Dr. Amer Tfaili, ICU intensivist at Aurora Grafton Medical Center.But now, a new “telemetry heart monitoring hub” transmits information from patients at three Aurora locations.Inside the space at the Grafton place, two telemetry techs can keep track of about 120 various patients.The Mequon company
Techteriors dealt with GE Healthcare to personalize the health center’s vision.”We are really able to take all of the separate screens, we combine them into one large display screen,”said Jeremy Vierck with Techteriors.Telemetry techs are on-hand 24/7.
This takes some pressure off the nurses who used to need to do the work.” This is their sole job and they’re able to get great at
doing it,” said Demeyer.It’s an effort to utilize innovation to provide faster, more effective care to patients and ideally a much better result.”If we step in instantly, we will have the ability to avoid a heart attack,”
said Dr. Tfaili.Aurora is aiming to revamp its technology in Kenosha and Green Bay to monitor patients at multiple places.