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The technology trip fantastic:
Monitoring patients today and tomorrow!


Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM

Grady Health System, Grady Memorial Hospital

Emory University,

Atlanta, GA.




Whatever technology carrier you and your system were riding in December of 2019, the technology journey today is an accelerated rocket ride into the future. COVID 19, staffing shortages, the imbalance between the numbers and levels of providers and high-acuity patients, and the digital evolution is changing today’s practice for better and for worse. How we can use all of these factors to develop and support our future practice, facilitate early and rapid identification of patients-at-risk and give us precious time back for the simple moments of human caring may be unveiled in the future of technology and the fuel that moves us forward. Let’s get ready for the ride!  Join us in this thought-provoking look to the past, present and future of technological advances that keep patients safer and staff more fulfilled.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define predictive profiles for a variety of decompensation states

  2. Review the development of technologies in monitoring and provider practice

  3. Identify the effects that COVID 19 has had on technology development and staffing shortages

  4. Discuss the role of technology in everyday practice as we move towards the future

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