News | April 02, 2007

Draeger Announces Clearance of Patient-Worn Telemetry Monitor

April 3, 2007 - Draeger Medical Inc. announced FDA clearance for its new Infinity TeleSmart system featuring a compact device capable of monitoring ECG and SpO2. Infinity TeleSmart provides the performance of a full-size patient monitor, packaged in a compact patient-worn telemetry device for adult and pediatric patients. Built-in ACE (Arrhythmia Classification Expert) and pacer detection algorithms enhance ECG processing and reduce false alarms.

Infinity TeleSmart addresses three major challenges of telemetry monitoring:

Viewing patient information at the patient's side - Unlike traditional telemetry, Infinity TeleSmart has a color display that shows the patient's ECG for all monitored leads, heart rate, SpO2, and electrode status. It also shows patient demographics to help confirm the patient's identification before giving medications, taking blood samples, or performing treatments.

Hearing and managing alarms - The system has a built-in alarm and alarm controls, which provides alarm alerts both at the patient's side and the central monitoring station. The color display helps the clinician to assess the alarms and respond accordingly.

Cost and effort associated with disposable batteries - Infinity TeleSmart has a built-in rechargeable battery. The battery can be recharged via a bedside charger or at a multi-device charger at the central monitoring station.

Because Infinity TeleSmart has a built-in display and alarms, it enables the clinical staff to be alerted to patient conditions without having to use additional devices.