EarlySense has launched its new Multi-Parameter Alert capability, which combines monitoring of a patient’s heart rate and respiratory rate to allow clinicians to detect changes in these critical parameters over time while supporting hospital protocol for early detection of sepsis.

“Non-ICU patients are at risk for a variety of complications during hospitalization and early warning signs are often subtle and not easily detected,” said Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense. “By providing healthcare professionals with continuous data and timely indication of change through our Multi-Parameter Alert, precious time can be saved enabling early detection and treatment of Sepsis as well as other potential adverse events.”

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness that can impact people of every age, occurring in one of 50 cases of hospitalized patients in the developed world. It is particularly dangerous because diagnosing it early is both challenging and critical as, statistically, for each hour that passes the likelihood of mortality increases by 7.6%.

EarlySense’s contact-free monitoring solution tracks heart rate, respiratory rate and motion, calculating and updating twice per second, and displays trend data over minutes, hours or days allowing professionals to gain better insight into patient health. Previous Society of Critical Care Medicine guidelines for detecting sepsis included two of three symptoms: elevated respiratory rate of 22, heart rate of above 90 and temperature of above 101 or below 96.8. New guidelines add that clinicians should also assess a patient for altered mental state and systolic blood pressure of 100 mm HG or less.

“With the new guidelines and our Multi-Parameter Alert, we are confident that EarlySense will help hospitals reduce adverse events while maintaining patients’ comfort and well-being. We have been fortunate to be involved with hospitals that have reported significant clinical results while using the EarlySense System and are excited to offer this additional capability to assist medical teams in providing even safer care and in saving even more lives,” added Halperin.

EarlySense is showcasing its All-in-One System at the AONE Annual Meeting taking place March 30 – April 2 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas – Booth #1125.