Editorials and Review articles on continuous ward monitoring
Bates, D.W., et al. Finding patients before they crash: the next major opportunity to improve patient safety. BMJ Quality & Safety, 24:1-3 (2015).
Khanna, Ashish, et al. Automated continuous noninvasive ward monitoring: future directions and challenges. Crit Care, 23(1):194 (2019).
Michard, F. et al., One small wearable, one giant leap for patient safety? J Clin Monit Comput, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10877-021- 00767-0 (2021).
Michard, F., Kalkman, C. Rethinking Patient Surveillance on Hospital Wards. Anesthesiology 135, 531–540 (2021).
Michard, F., Khanna, A. Continuous Monitoring Beyond the ICU: The rise of mobile solutions. ICU Management & Practice 4, 297- 299 (2020).
Sessler, D., Saugel, B. Beyond ‘failure to rescue’: the time has come for continuous ward monitoring. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 122 (3): 304-306 (2019).
Vincent, J-L., et al. Improving detection of patient deterioration in the general hospital ward environment. Eur J Anaesthesiol, 35: 325-333 (2019).
Respiratory rate monitoring
Akel, M. et al., Less is more: Detecting clinical deterioration in the hospital with machine learning using only age, heart rate, and respiratory rate. Resuscitation, 168; 6-10 (2021).
Cretikos, M. et al. Respiratory rate: the neglected vital sign. MJA, 188(11):657-659 (2008).
Järvelä, K. et al. Clinical evaluation of a wearable sensor for mobile monitoring of respiratory rate on hospital wards. J Clin Monit Comput. 2022 Feb;36(1):81-86. doi: 10.1007/s10877-021-00753-6. Epub 2021 Sep 2. PMID: 34476669; PMCID: PMC8894146.(2022)
Keir E. J., et al. The accuracy of respiratory rate assessment by doctors in a London teaching hospital: a cross-sectional study. J Clin Monit Comput, 29:455–460 (2015).
Loughlin, P.C., et al. Respiratory Rate: The Forgotten Vital Sign – Make It Count! Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 44(8) 494-499 (2018).
Semler, M.W., et al. Flash mob research: a single-day, multicenter, resident-directed study of respiratory rate. Chest, 143(6):1740– 1744 (2013). Continuous Monitoring in the Ward Publications Reference List
Foundational papers on adverse events in wards – shortcomings of current care practices
Churpek, M., et al. Predicting Cardiac Arrest on the Wards, A Nested Case-Control Study. Chest, 141(5):1170-1176 (2012).
Curry, J., Jungquist, C. A critical assessment of monitoring practices, patient deterioration, and alarm fatigue on inpatient wards: a review. Patient Safety in Surgery, 8:29 (2014).
Jones DA., et al. Rapid-response teams. N Engl J Med, 365(2):139-46 (2011).
Eddahchouri, Y., et al. Low compliance to a vital sign safety protocol on general hospital wards: a retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies (2020).
Nolan, J., et al. Incidence and outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK National Cardiac Arrest Audit. Resuscitation, 85(8):987-92 (2014).
Pearse, R., et al. Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7 day cohort study. Lancet 380: 1059-65 (2012).
Portuondo, J., et al. Failure to Rescue as a Surgical Quality Indicator. Anesthesiology, 131(2): 426-437 (2019).
Sun, Z., et al. Postoperative hypoxemia is common and persistent: a prospective blinded observational study. Anesth Analg, 121: 709-15 (2015).
Clinical trials / case studies on outcomes
Beard, JW., et al. Cost savings through continuous vital sign monitoring in the medical-surgical unit, Journal of Medical Economics, 26:1, 760-768, DOI: 10.1080/13696998.2023.2219156 (2013).
Brown, H., et al. Continuous monitoring in an inpatient medical-surgical unit: a controlled clinical trial. Am J Med 127(3):226–232 (2014).
Slight, S. P. et al. The return on investment of implementing a continuous monitoring system in general medical-surgical units. Crit Care Med, 42:1862–8 (2014).
Review articles, surveys and editorials on continuous ward monitoring
Michard, F. et al., Wireless wearables for postoperative surveillance on surgical wards: a survey of 1158 anaesthesiologists in Western Europe and the USA, BJA Open, Volume 1. (2022)
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