European Market Report for Wireless Ambulatory Telemetry Monitors 2016 - MedCore

European Market Report for Wireless Ambulatory Telemetry Monitors 2016 - MedCore

  • June 2016 •
  • 81 pages •
  • Report ID: 3916491 •
  • Format: PDF
Wireless ambulatory telemetry monitors, also referred to as telemetry transmitters, are patient worn devices that monitor several vital sign parameters. Typically, customers may choose their monitor configurations. The most frequently included parameters are electrocardiogram (ECG), oxygen saturation (SpO2) and non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP). Data is transmitted to a central station where nurses can observe patient vital signs. Ambulatory monitoring allows patients who are healthy enough to be more mobile while still being monitored. This helps improve recovery times after surgery. Central stations receive information from the telemetry transmitters.

They may be configured to display any of the parameters being monitored. Central stations are typically located at a unit’s nursing station. This allows staff to monitor multiple patients from one centralized location. Central stations typically monitor between 8 to 12 patients, who may be monitored using telemetry or bedside monitors. Telemetry system infrastructure includes the antennae systems which capture the signal from the transmitter devices and relay them to the central station. Infrastructure costs increase with the area of signal coverage. Telemetry system IT infrastructure, wiring and installation costs are not included in the scope of this report.The telemetry monitoring device market includes wireless patient worn monitors. Telemetry monitors have traditionally been used for monitoring one or two parameters. However, recent advancements have enabled these devices to monitor, on average, three or four parameters. The patient worn monitors allow for continuous monitoring of ambulatory patients within the area of coverage. Signals from the patient worn device are transmitted to a central station where nurses can monitor patient vital signs. Wireless ambulatory telemetry is most commonly found in cardiac care areas, including stroke units, coronary care units, step and step down units, where the ability for patients to be mobile is especially important.