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Telemetry Unit

The Medical Surgical unit provides care for pediatric, adult and geriatric medical/surgical patients who are acutely ill or injured and in varying stages of recuperation from diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical interventions.

The Medical Telemetry Unit provides care for adult, geriatric and occasional pediatric medical/surgical patients who are acutely ill or injured and in varying stages of recuperation from diagnostic and therapeutic interventions who require cardiac monitoring.

Our medical telemetry unit is designed to cater to the needs of patients with particular cardiac ailments. Conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms and chest pain require resolute medical interventions primarily to coordinate with heart procedures such as cardioversion, pacemaker implantation, and internal defibrillators. These patients, therefore, need continuous monitoring of their condition to ensure that they are responding to treatment appropriately and that any changes to their condition can be immediately identified and acted upon.

Our cardiac telemetry unit comprises dedicated monitoring beds outfitted with vital signs monitors for all patients requiring round-the-clock monitoring and support. The setup of our unit enables rapid detection and response to critical changes in a patient's condition through the transmission of heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure data directly to a central monitoring station. If any changes are detected, this data can be communicated to the intervention team (comprising of nurses) to provide them with updated information regarding the patient's condition and to determine the next steps in treatment if necessary.

The modern approach of cardinal telemetry has been very successful in identifying and treating arrhythmias and other cardiac conditions that can often be life-threatening if left untreated. It has also proven invaluable in coordinating therapeutic interventions for patients who may require multiple interventional procedures or operations involving the heart over several days or longer.

Here's How it Works
  • The treating physician creates the requisition to monitor the patient. The support team then installs the Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) device for the patient.
  • Once the patient is ready, the monitoring system’s office activates the MCT device. The system begins to relay heartbeat information that is dispatched wirelessly across the mobile network.
  • The MCT device is also calibrated to support symptomatic tests, where patients can manually enter the symptoms when they feel them using a system of buttons.
  • The incoming data is collected through the continuous electrocardiogram and is then transmitted to the monitoring center where the monitoring team reviews it.
  • The setup then consolidates the auto-triggered events and dispatches them for analysis as the monitoring center receives them.
  • The monitoring team then dispatches insights to the physician in the form of reports containing the percentages of conditions such as bradycardia, and tachycardia, along with a comprehensive list of calculations used in the reports.