February 14, 2008 – Masimo yesterday said the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center completed its system-wide implementation of Masimo SET pulse oximetry and the Masimo Rainbow SET technology platform, making it the first hospital to implement Rainbow SET capabilities system-wide.
UCSF Medical Center said it performed a pulse oximetry comparison and evaluation spanning virtually every department and found that Masimo SET's obtained accurate and reliable oxygen saturation measurements under difficult conditions, including patient motion and low perfusion, as the chief reason for conversion to Masimo SET. As part of the evaluation, UCSF clinicians utilized new Masimo Rainbow SET technology to noninvasively and continuously measure physiologic and hemodynamic components that were previously only available by invasive tests. As a result, UCSF decided to expand the adoption of Masimo technologies beyond pulse oximetry to include the noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities.
“Previously, low perfusion and patient motion were two of our toughest challenges and the biggest obstacles to obtaining the accurate and reliable SpO2 measurements we rely on to guide our treatment decisions,” said Patricia Roth, M.D., medical director of anesthesia operating room support services, associate professor of anesthesia and perioperative care, UCSF Medical Center. “Masimo SET provides continuous, accurate oxygen saturation measurements that reflect a patient’s true status-even during low perfusion and motion. In addition, Masimo adhesive sensors have proven to be more robust, allowing us to use just one sensor from Pre-Op, OR (Operating Room) and PACU (Post-Anesthesia Care Unit) through to the general care floor or ICU (Intensive Care Unit), while Masimo SET Perfusion Index (PI) and Pleth Variability Index (PVI) measurements have exciting potential clinical applications and added value.”
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