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Our Lady of Peace elevates care with new cutting-edge technology

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Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 11:40 am
Pictured, from left: Jenevieve Nablo, R.N., WCC, director of nursing; Stephanie Meyer, LPN clinical associate; and patient Patrick O'Connell. Staff are reviewing, with O'Connell, how the EarlySense system monitors his safety.
Pictured, from left: Jenevieve Nablo, R.N., WCC, director of nursing; Stephanie Meyer, LPN clinical associate; and patient Patrick O'Connell. Staff are reviewing, with O'Connell, how the EarlySense system monitors his safety.

EarlySense’s contact-free, continuous monitoring solution leads initiatives to reduce hospital readmissions, assist with early detection of adverse events

Our Lady of Peace, a leading provider of nursing and rehabilitation services in Western New York, has implemented EarlySense’s contact-free, continuous monitoring solution. The 250-bed facility installed the patient-monitoring platform to advance its dedication to patient safety and care.

“Adoption of our continuous monitoring technology continues to grow rapidly, and our customer partners are seeing incredible results, including dramatic reductions in patient falls, and earlier detection of potential adverse events due to deterioration, all contributing to improved patient care and outcomes," said Tim O’Malley, president of EarlySense. "We are dedicated to our customers and their patients, and to helping sites such as Our Lady of Peace implement continuous monitoring in an effort to provide optimal patient care.”

Jenevieve Nablo, R.N., director of nursing at Our Lady of Peace, said, “This technology has resulted in an improvement in the quality of care our residents receive, including improved sleep hygiene, leading to a better resident experience.”

A study conducted at Our Lady of Peace concluded the devices have helped prevent adverse events, including code blue (cardiac or respiratory attack) events, preventable hospital transfers, patient falls and pressure ulcers.

“Our clinical team is able to track unstable and new residents non-evasively, in real time. The EarlySense system uniquely monitors residents, allowing them to sleep through the night, providing restful, healing sleep,” said Marilyn Gristmacher, R.N., subacute unit manager. She added, “The EarlySense system will notify the nurse immediately, via wireless communication, if the resident’s vital signs fall out of established parameters or if the patient needs to be re-positioned.”

“As a locally owned and operated facility, Our Lady of Peace continues to search for opportunities that improve our residents’ care, not just the bottom line,” Our Lady of Peace Executive Director Jonathan Hart said. “Kudos to our nursing leadership team for seeking technology which protects and promotes positive resident outcomes. Too often, facilities miss opportunities to take the next leap forward in resident care, that just seem common sense, because they are either stuck in the routine of ‘how they do things,’ or don’t want to invest the capital needed. That’s what makes Our Lady of Peace different, as a mission based, nonprofit facility, our residents’ improved wellbeing is our bottom line!”

The community is invited to schedule a tour of Our Lady of Peace’s campus by contacting the admissions department at 716-298-2900.

Our Lady of Peace, affiliated with Ascension Living, is a 250-bed skilled nursing facility serving the long-term care, subacute rehabilitation, and short-term scheduled respite needs of the Western New York community. The facility is located on 10 acres next to Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

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