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Changi General Hospital's smart monitoring of vital signs reduces nurses' workload

This was made possible through a partnership with Respiree.

Changi General Hospital tapped Respiree to use smart remote monitoring of vital signs for patients, which will save up to 12 hours of time spent by healthcare staff monitoring daily vital signs in a general ward. 

In a statement, Respiree, a medical technology arm of A*Star, created the wearable medical sensor that will accurately monitor patients’ vital signs.

The medical device includes a sensor patch and finger oximeter that are linked to a system through wireless monitoring.

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“With the seamless collection of vital signs data, nurses will be able to view and check the data of all patients within the ward at any time, presented through the dashboard at the nurses' workstations in the ward,” read the statement.

Since it reduces nurses’ tasks, the staff will focus on other critical clinical duties or prioritise patients with more pressing needs. In a 40-bed general ward at Changi General Hospital, up to three minutes is allotted on vital signs for each patient.

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