At the upcoming AAMI Foundation regional event in Boston on October 14, 2015, clinicians from Wake Forest Baptist Health in North Carolina will discuss the impact on their facility of surveillance monitoring. The emerging technology, presented by Sotera Wireless as an alternative to traditional, condition-based patient monitoring, was recently covered in a feature in 24×7

Christina Taylor, RN, a nurse manager for Wake Forest’s neurocritical care unit and neurosurgery unit and Kristina Foard, RN, a nurse practice specialist for the trauma and burn service lines, will discuss how their facility has used Sotera’s platform while working to improve patient safety and alarm management.

Wake Forest is a leader in the use of monitoring technology for patients outside of the intensive care unit, who are often perceived to be free of any specific risk,” said Rosemary Kennedy, Sotera’s chief nursing officer. “This type of surveillance improves patient safety, but concerns exist regarding alarm management. Wake Forest has developed strategies for success in patient surveillance, and their insight will be valuable to others trying to do the same.”

For more information about the event, contact Sarah Lombardi, program director at the AAMI Foundation, at slombardi@aami.org.