Key literature on continuous ward monitoring
Michard, F., Khanna, A. (2020). Continuous Monitoring Beyond the ICU: The rise of mobile solutions. ICU Management & Practice 4, 297-299.
Sessler, D., Saugel, B., (2019). Beyond ‘failure to rescue’: the time has come for continuous ward monitoring. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 122 (3): 304-306.
Vincent, J-L., et al., (2019). Improving detection of patient deterioration in the general hospital ward environment. Eur J Anaesthesiol, 35: 325-333.
Michard, F., et al., (2019). The rise of ward monitoring: opportunities and challenges for critical care specialists. Intensive Care Med, 45(5): 671-673.
Michard, F., et al. (2019). Protecting ward patients: The case for continuous monitoring. ICU Management & Practice 1, 32-35.
Bates, D.W., et al., (2015). Finding patients before they crash: the next major opportunity to improve patient safety. BMJ Quality & Safety, 24:1-3.
Khanna, Ashish, et al., (2019). Automated continuous noninvasive ward monitoring: future directions and challenges. Crit Care, 23(1):194.
Michard, F., Sessler, D., (2018). Ward monitoring 3.0. Br J Anaesth, 121(5):999-1001.
Respiratory rate monitoring
Semler, M.W., et al., (2013). Flash mob research: a single-day, multicenter, resident-directed study of respiratory rate. Chest, 143(6):1740–1744.
Loughlin, P.C., et al., (2018). Respiratory Rate: The Forgotten Vital Sign – Make It Count! Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 44(8) 494-499.
Cretikos, M. et al., (2008). Respiratory rate: the neglected vital sign. MJA, 188(11):657-659.
Keir E. J., et al., (2015). The accuracy of respiratory rate assessment by doctors in a London teaching hospital: a cross-sectional study. J Clin Monit Comput, 29:455–460.
Foundational papers on adverse events in wards – shortcomings of current care practices
Eddahchouri, Y., et al., (2020). Low compliance to a vital sign safety protocol on general hospital wards: a retrospective cohort study. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
Portuondo, J., et al., (2019). Failure to Rescue as a Surgical Quality Indicator. Anesthesiology, 131(2): 426-437.
Sun, Z., et al., (2015). Postoperative hypoxemia is common and persistent: a prospective blinded observational study. Anesth Analg, 121: 709-15.
Curry, J., Jungquist, C., (2014). A critical assessment of monitoring practices, patient deterioration, and alarm fatigue on inpatient wards: a review. Patient Safety in Surgery, 8:29.
Nolan, J., et al., (2014). Incidence and outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in the UK National Cardiac Arrest Audit. Resuscitation, 85(8):987-92.
Van Zanten AR, et al., (2014). Guideline bundles adherence and mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. Crit Care Med, 42:1890–8.
Pearse, R., et al., (2012). Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7 day cohort study. Lancet 380: 1059-65.
Churpek, M., et al., (2012). Predicting Cardiac Arrest on the Wards, A Nested Case-Control Study. Chest, 141(5):1170-1176.
Abenstein, J., et al., (2010). An Ounce of Prevention May Equate to a Pound of Cure. Anesthesiology, 112:272–3.
Daryl A Jones, D., et al., (2011). Rapid-response teams. N Engl J Med, 365(2):139-46.
Clinical trials / case studies on outcomes
Escobar, G., et al., (2020). Automated Identification of Adults at Risk for In-Hospital Clinical Deterioration. The New England Journal of Medicine, 383:1951-1960.
Cabalsa, Camille, (2018). Creating a Culture of Learning: Improving Patient Mobility in a Medical-Surgical Unit. Master’s Projects and Capstones 844.
Brown, H., et al., (2014). Continuous monitoring in an inpatient medical-surgical unit: a controlled clinical trial. Am J Med 127(3):226–232.
Slight, S. P. et al., (2014). The return on investment of implementing a continuous monitoring system in general medical-surgical units. Crit Care Med, 42:1862–8.
Fisher, S. R., et al., (2010). Early ambulation and length of stay in older adults hospitalized for acute illness. Arch Intern Med. 170(21):1942-1943.
Molina, J. A., et al., (2014). Outcomes of direct and indirect medical intensive care unit admissions from the emergency department of an acute care hospital: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 4(11):e005553.