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Continuous Monitoring in the Ward Publications Reference List 2021

Key literature on the benefits of continuous ward and respiratory rate monitoring

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.

Continuous ward monitoring may have a positive impact on outcomes, patient satisfaction and total cost of care

  • Respiratory
  • Subacute care