Overview

The CARESCAPE Central Station transforms an ordinary central monitoring station into a clinician-centric workstation designed to help increase workflow productivity and may improve the quality of patient care.

Integration with other medical devices and systems provides access to historical data as the patient moves within a care area, or between care areas, allowing clinicians to perform in-depth analyses at a central location. By collecting comprehensive patient data, providing convenient access for review and simplifying case reporting, the CARESCAPE Central Station offers exceptional clinical decision support.

Data Continuity

Full disclosure

Patient historical data is readily available and can be viewed for up to six days (144 hours) post-discharge. Selecting and viewing specific historical data is easy since it is separated by monitoring sessions.

  • Full disclosure strip - Access to historical data as the patient moves within a care area or between care areas can help clinicians distinguish between new and pre-existing conditions
  • Full disclosure page - Provides multiple ten second waveforms of full disclosure data on one page

Post-discharge data

Stores up to nine waveforms of full disclosure data for a selected period of time (e.g., ECG, SpO2, respiration, and invasive blood pressure).

  • Patient search - The system allows up to six days (144 hours) of full disclosure as a patient moves from beds, across areas, and post-discharge. Fast access to data from a recent visit can help provide valuable information relevant to a patient’s current condition. Post-discharge data is also useful for retrospective analyses, such as morbidity and mortality reporting
  • Patient search - Clinicians can search the CARESCAPE Network for a patient's current or previous monitoring session to quickly find and review their history
  • Patient viewed - Patient data is readily available if the patient is currently displayed in a Multi-viewer patient window and has prior monitoring data available

Device compatibility

  • Connects directly to the CARESCAPE Network, an Ethernet-based, real-time information network that integrates clinical data for patients throughout the enterprise
  • Serves as a single collection and distribution point for patient data gathered from many GE bedside monitors, ApexPro* Telemetry System and other compatible devices (See Compatible Devices Supplement 2048001-058 for a complete list)

Clinical Tools

Admit - With a single button, patients can be easily admitted.

Care notes - Write free-form care notes in the text box to communicate relevant patient information (e.g., allergy alert, nurse assignment, shift communication).

Calipers - Calipers are used to electronically measure ECG waveforms, including the automatic calculation of QTc - helping to reduce measurement and calculation errors.

Event review - Allows the clinician to select certain events from the patient’s history to build a specialized report.

Strip report - Allows users to flag ECG event strips for electronic reporting, eliminating manual paper strip cutting and gluing. These reports can be printed for the patient's chart or stored as PDF.

Discharge - Discharging a patient from the monitoring device can easily be done with a single button.

CDS

ST Review

The CARESCAPE Central Station ST Review feature enables continuous ST-segment monitoring through the review of 12 lead reports. Clinicians surveyed by GE strongly agreed that the ability to access and use ST Review at the central station may help improve their clinical decisions and/or treatment effectiveness.1

  • Median view - Simultaneously displays reference and current 12-lead to show sudden changes over time, which may help in clinical decision-making
  • 12 lead view - Clinicians can view multiple 12-leads over a specific time, which may help make a decision on what data to send to the MUSE* or print
  • All ECG view - With continuous ST-segment monitoring, the CARESCAPE Central Station helps to assist clinicians in the detection of dynamic ECG ischemic changes, providing the insight they need to better help them make care decisions
  • To learn more how ST review can improve patient outcomes, read ST-Monitoring, Benefits, Barriers, and Pathways to Acceptance

Respiratory review

Displays respiratory waveforms (pressure, flow and CO2) and additional ventilator settings of patients on ventilators via the Unity Network* ID. This data may help minimize bedside visits for status updates.

Full disclosure

Access to historical data as the patient moves within a care area or between care areas can help clinicians distinguish between what happened before and after an event.

  • Full disclosure strip - Provides multiple ten second waveforms of full disclosure data on one page
  • Full disclosure page - Displays up to five waveforms of full disclosure data for a selected period of time (e.g. ECG, SpO2, respiration, and invasive blood pressure)

Trends

The system enables users to detect subtle changes in the ST-segment and review trends (current versus reference), in cardiac monitoring and ventilator weaning trials2. MUSE cardiology information system is integrated for an in-depth cardiac analyses.

  • Graphic trends - Clinicians can quickly view multiple pieces of data, which have changed over a period of time, and displays the parameter numerics in a graph - including A-Fib trending with select monitoring devices
  • Numeric trends - Displays parameter numerics in a tabular format allowing an in-depth evaluation of the data for documentation

1. CARESCAPE Central Station v1.0 Usability Verification Survey Summary Report, DOC0707225
2. Flanders, S. "Continuous ST-Segment Monitoring: Raising the Bar." Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2006 Jun;18(2):169-77.

Workflow Enhancements

Multi-viewer

The Multi-viewer displays parameter numerics and waveforms for up to 16 patients at a time, and up to four waveforms per patient.  This gives clinicians’ the ability to monitor multiple patient rooms from an alternate monitoring area.

  • Audio pause indicator - Users have the option to silence alarms per patient, which could help improve patient care by decreasing alarm fatigue and ultimately reducing missed alarms
  • Alarm indicators - The title bar and border of the patient window is highlighted in the color of the alarm (Red, Yellow, Cyan). A flashing title bar indicates the alarm is on – Red (fastest), Yellow (slower), Cyan (no flash)

Event and event review

Helps clinicians’ easily identify, annotate, and select events that need to be part of the patient record.

  • Viewing options - Allows clinicians’ to quickly view single or multiple events
  • Filtering - Enables clinicians to quickly search by review status (new, reviewed, deleted) and alarm priority (high, medium, low)
  • Strip annotation - Clinicians can write free-form care notes to elaborate on an event

Respiratory review

Displays respiratory waveforms (pressure, flow and CO2) and additional ventilator settings of patients on ventilators via the Unity Network* ID. This data may help minimize beside visits for status updates.

Service

Service

  • Built on the same MP100 platform engineered with redundancy and fault tolerance
  • InSite* ExC – allows GE Healthcare’s trained personnel to assist you remotely in diagnosing and repairing your product1
  • Webmin – on-site remote access right from the biomedical engineer’s workstation to CARESCAPE Network devices

1. May not be available in all regions. Please inquire with your sales representative.

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