Nihon Kohden is showcasing its BMS-1700 transport monitor at the Anesthesia Society of America’s ANESTHESIA 2015 meeting, held Oct 24-28 in San Diego. Developed to address the heightened safety challenges of transporting at-risk patients between points of care in the hospital setting, the lightweight monitor captures a comprehensive set of physiologic parameters needed during transit in a standard configuration.In this way, it is capable of safeguarding patients at one of the most critical points in the care continuum.

Studies have shown an increased risk to patient safety during intrahospital transport, especially among critically ill patients. According to the guidelines established by the American College of Critical Care Medicine, careful planning, qualified staff and use of the right equipment are key to managing this risk. Nihon Kohden’s BSM-1700 tracks key parameters, such as electrocardiography, respiration, blood oxygen, non-invasive and invasive blood pressure, temperature, cardiac output, bispectral index, as well as carbon dioxide (CO2), in it base configuration. Of particular note for post-anesthesia patients is the monitor’s ability to track end-tidal CO2, a critical measure of ventilation status, during transit from the operating room to the post-anesthesia care unit or critical care unit.

“When it comes to patient safety, there is no room for compromise at Nihon Kohden,” said Dr Wilson P. Constantine, Nihon Kohden America CEO, in a release. “The robust profile of our base BSM-1700 transport monitor represents our steadfast commitment to delivering the right technology when and where it is needed, no matter what.”

The BSM-1700 is designed to work as a transport monitor, stand-alone monitor, or input unit for Nihon Kohden’s BSM-6000 or BSM-9000 bedside monitors. With five hours of standard battery life and no additional peripheral devices or cables required, it gives healthcare providers a flexible, easy-to-use solution that ensures seamless transfer of data from admission to discharge and one standard of care throughout the patient stay.