New Monitors Will Help Kids Fighting Sepsis

We have partnered with Spifox to donate six monitors to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. The monitors support measurements of the Paediatric Early Warning Scores (PEWS). They are used in two acute wards to measure vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturations. Repeated measurement of these vital signs helps to detect deterioration over time, which may indicate sepsis. The early appreciation of changes allows faster detection, response and treatment in the management of sepsis.

The monitors were accepted on behalf of the hospital by Senior Staff Nurse Sharon Pate who said: “In a very busy paediatric word it is vital all our patients are monitored regularly and closely for signs of deterioration. The addition of these new monitors will greatly improve our ability to monitor patients and provide vital care.”