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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162478
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adding Nonin Onyx II Fingertip Oximeter Reduces Costs, Saves Time
Abstract:
Adding Nonin Onyx II Fingertip Oximeter Reduces Costs, Saves Time
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:McDonald, Denise, BS, CEN, MSNc
P.I. Institution Name:Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Title:Clinical Manager Emergency & Trauma Services
Contact Address:P.O. Box 689 Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102, USA
Contact Telephone:805-569-7879
[Clinical Poster] Clinical Topic: Oxygen saturation monitoring through pulse oximetry (spot-check or continuous) is a standard of care in most Emergency Department (ED) settings. Multiparameter, non-invasive monitoring devices or portable equipment is often the only choice available for simple pulse oximetry spot-checks. Loss of time and inefficiencies result as caregivers search for portable equipment or over-utilize elaborate monitoring systems. We hypothesized that the addition of a small, all-in-one digital fingertip pulse oximeter, Nonin Onyx II by Nonin Medical, Inc., in the ED would decrease overall oximetry costs without decreasing quality of patient care.

Implementation: The study was conducted at a Level II trauma center in southern California with a 25-bed ED. All ED rooms were fully-equipped with state of the art multiparameter vital sign monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry. Nonin Onyx II was chosen for the compact design, long battery life and proven accuracy. For three months, all ED caregivers were provided a device to carry with them and provided with training on proper use. Caregivers were not required to use the fingertip device, but rather were given the opportunity to use it.

Outcomes: Cost of disposable pulse oximeter sensors during the study were reduced by 48%. Overall, 76% of the caregivers indicated a time savings due to the use of Nonin Onyx II, an average savings of 26 minutes per shift, with greater time savings noted for triage caregivers. Enhanced patient care was noted by 75% of the caregivers, attributed to quicker triage; accurate readings on a wide-range of patients (e.g. patients with low-perfusion and children); and availability of readings when monitors were not accessible or were malfunctioning. Caregivers found the device gave quick and accurate readings. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of the caregivers found Nonin Onyx II to be easy to use and would use the device again if given the opportunity. Six-months following the study period, the vast majority of caregivers continued to use Nonin Onyx II on a regular basis.

Recommendations: The addition of Nonin Onyx II to the ED setting resulted in a 48% reduction in disposable sensor costs, time savings of 26 minutes per caregiver per shift and enhanced patient care. Caregivers reported a high level of satisfaction with device ease of use and convenience. Fingertip pulse oximeters for triage and the peripheral areas of the hospital are especially valuable when faced with overcrowding issues.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdding Nonin Onyx II Fingertip Oximeter Reduces Costs, Saves Timeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162478-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adding Nonin Onyx II Fingertip Oximeter Reduces Costs, Saves Time</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McDonald, Denise, BS, CEN, MSNc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Manager Emergency &amp; Trauma Services</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O. Box 689 Pueblo at Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93102, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">805-569-7879</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dmcdonald@sbch.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical Poster] Clinical Topic: Oxygen saturation monitoring through pulse oximetry (spot-check or continuous) is a standard of care in most Emergency Department (ED) settings. Multiparameter, non-invasive monitoring devices or portable equipment is often the only choice available for simple pulse oximetry spot-checks. Loss of time and inefficiencies result as caregivers search for portable equipment or over-utilize elaborate monitoring systems. We hypothesized that the addition of a small, all-in-one digital fingertip pulse oximeter, Nonin Onyx II by Nonin Medical, Inc., in the ED would decrease overall oximetry costs without decreasing quality of patient care. <br/><br/>Implementation: The study was conducted at a Level II trauma center in southern California with a 25-bed ED. All ED rooms were fully-equipped with state of the art multiparameter vital sign monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry. Nonin Onyx II was chosen for the compact design, long battery life and proven accuracy. For three months, all ED caregivers were provided a device to carry with them and provided with training on proper use. Caregivers were not required to use the fingertip device, but rather were given the opportunity to use it. <br/><br/>Outcomes: Cost of disposable pulse oximeter sensors during the study were reduced by 48%. Overall, 76% of the caregivers indicated a time savings due to the use of Nonin Onyx II, an average savings of 26 minutes per shift, with greater time savings noted for triage caregivers. Enhanced patient care was noted by 75% of the caregivers, attributed to quicker triage; accurate readings on a wide-range of patients (e.g. patients with low-perfusion and children); and availability of readings when monitors were not accessible or were malfunctioning. Caregivers found the device gave quick and accurate readings. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of the caregivers found Nonin Onyx II to be easy to use and would use the device again if given the opportunity. Six-months following the study period, the vast majority of caregivers continued to use Nonin Onyx II on a regular basis.<br/><br/>Recommendations: The addition of Nonin Onyx II to the ED setting resulted in a 48% reduction in disposable sensor costs, time savings of 26 minutes per caregiver per shift and enhanced patient care. Caregivers reported a high level of satisfaction with device ease of use and convenience. Fingertip pulse oximeters for triage and the peripheral areas of the hospital are especially valuable when faced with overcrowding issues.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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