New PetPace feature provides up-to-date vital signs data concurrently on one display from multiple pets wearing smart collar – enabling more efficient clinical veterinary inpatient monitoring.
Burlington, MA (PRWEB) April 27, 2016
PetPace, the provider of an innovative smart pet collar for remote near real-time monitoring and analysis of pet vital signs and activity, today announced a new feature, released to professional users in April 2016, that provides up-to-date vital signs data for multiple inpatient pets concurrently on one display.
Centralized monitoring displays, common in people’s hospitals, rarely exist in veterinary hospitals. Patient data is typically displayed on handwritten sheets on the cage door of each individual patient or on their medical records. PetPace revolutionized veterinary inpatient monitoring with the PetPace smart collar, which remotely and continuously collects vital signs on patients. Now that revolution continues with PetPace near real-time pet monitoring data displayed on one central, easy-to-customize screen.
Available now for PetPace Professional accounts, the multi-patient mode allows display of monitoring data from up to six patients simultaneously. Caregivers can custom-define timeframe and type of data to be displayed – temperature, pulse, respiration, activity, and HRV. Data is automatically refreshed every two minutes. Already in use in veterinary hospitals in the US, Canada and UK, the new PetPace functionality enables clinical caregivers to keep closer watch on their patients by placing a monitor in a central location, typically the treatment area, where alerts can be quickly seen and heard by staff members.
“Multi-patient, multi-parameter display with customizable alerts make inpatient monitoring much more efficient,” noted Dr. Asaf Dagan, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine and Feline practice), and PetPace’s Chief Veterinarian. “PetPace provides continuous patient data with full visibility to all staff members for faster reaction times and improved patient care,” he concluded.
Dr. Teresa Lightfoot, DABVP, Director of Science at BluePearl Veterinary Partners, which has implemented the new PetPace feature, added: “This is awesome! It’s just what the ICU nurses were requesting – a display comparable to those in human ICU’s and other wards, that allows viewing of multiple patient vitals on a single screen.”