Confident measurements when they matter most
IntelliVue Guardian Solution (IGS) is a workflow support solution that automates many steps in routine vital signs taking on general wards, helps to increase compliance, and utilizes tailored EWS protocols to help you identify early signs of patient deterioration. IGS may also help document compliance with established patient safety standards by making it easy to alert physicians when needed.
Philips Guardian helps you to reduce ICU transfers and readmissions, adverse events, and length of stay. Plus the system can be tailored to your hospital’s escalation protocols to improve clinical workflow, financial outcomes, and patient care.
The IntelliVue Guardian Solution automatically acquires vital signs, calculates an early warning score, displays it at the point of care, and notifies responsible caregivers to intervene quickly.
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Automated EWS makes a significant difference
A study using Philips IntelliVue GuardianSoftware supports the use of an automated EWS system with notifications to provide significant improvements in key patient centered clinical outcomes.1
reduction in hospital mortality, including readmissions
reduction of Severe Adverse Events
reduction in ICU mortality of patients transferred to the ICU
reduction of Cardiopulmonary Arrests
Effect of an automated notification system for deteriorating ward patients on clinical outcomes
The IntelliVue Guardian advantage
Respiratory measurements reveal more
While all hospitals protocols require the collection of basic vital signs, IntelliVue Guardian incorporates automated respiration rate into its EWS calculations to further enhance quality and accuracy. Respiration rate, which is not always captured correctly, is a critical factor in accurately predicting both sepsis and cardiac arrest.
IntelliVue Guardian Software identifies significant deviations in a patient’s vital signs and automatically verifies the accuracy of the trend, using reassurance measurements, before notifying caregivers of the change. EWS can be more reliable in identifying patients at risk than individual vital signs alone.
Since the IntelliVue Guardian Solution with EWS uses the same interfacing structure and strategy as your Philips monitoring systems in intensive care units, it connects with your EMR and ADT using the same route as your ICU monitors for seamless data exchange. Validated EWS data goes directly to your EMR to help meet Joint Commission goals and standards of care2.
Your hospital, your rules
With IntelliVue Guardian EWS, you have the flexibility to configure a single parameter, modified early warning score (MEWS), or even a body-systems-based pediatric EWS (PEWS). Calculations can be tailored to most hospital’s EWS protocols. And a configurable action list provides caregivers with instant recommendations. Plus you can deploy this solution using your existing Philips hardware or a virtualized environment via your LAN/WAN infrastructure.
With automated, single sign-on at the patient monitor, the IntelliVue Guardian System securely identifies caregivers with a single scan of a card – to help reduce human errors and save time. They can send validated patient data directly to the EMR, access that data or download that data to any spot-check monitor, and utilize intercept ADT information to automate patient admissions.
Turn vital signs into vital action
The IntelliVue Guardian EWS solution automates scoring of key patient vital signs acquired through Philips patient monitors and sensor-based technologies.
Pediatric early warning scoring (PEWS)
Guardian can be configured for the fundamental physiological differences between adults and children and calculates early warning scores that take into account the unique patterns of deterioration in children, placing a greater emphasis on nursing observations in determining the level of risk.
Run multiple algorithms at once
Philips IntelliVue Guardian supports more than one scoring algorithm for a single patient at the same time. So you can create early warning scores for specific clinical indications or long and short time windows simultaneously to assess patient risk from multiple points of view. Or you can combine early warning scoring with sepsis detection, and have the necessary data for both algorithms collected in a single, convenient spot-check procedure.