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RespiraSense- the world's leading motion tolerant and continuous respiratory rate monitor

Posted by PMD Solutions on Feb 2, 2021 2:27:23 PM

RespiraSense is the world's leading motion tolerant and continuous respiratory rate monitor. It is a plug and play telemetry system that will integrate seamlessly into hospitals with programmable alert settings for a localised alert generation to align with hospitals early warning scoring procedures.

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What is Respiratory Rate and What are the benefits of measuring it?

Posted by PMD Solutions on Jan 13, 2021 11:06:22 AM

One of the most important physiological tasks living organisms do is breathing.  The inhalation and exhalation are known as the respiratory cycle. Respiration rate is an important indicator of a patient's health. Recent evidence suggests an average adult respiratory rate is 20 breaths per minute; however, this changes when a patient is sick or critically ill.

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Reflections from Myles Murray, CEO of PMD Solutions on 2020 and thoughts of what lies ahead for 2021

Posted by PMD Solutions on Dec 29, 2020 2:00:00 PM

As we near the end of the year, I think that it is safe to say we will never forget the year that is 2020. The year starting off as normal, nobody predicted that we would be spending so much time on zoom. A global pandemic was nowhere on the list of likely global risks that CEOs worried about. Among the loss we have experienced this year, of family members, friends and personal plans, we have united in our ambition to stay safe and stay at home. Together, we’ve protected each other. 

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RespiraSense and COVID-19; how we helped and what Is still to come.

Posted by PMD Solutions on Dec 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

This year, the challenge to healthcare providers across the globe is to deliver better outcomes to every patient. When COVID-19 caused a worldwide pandemic, the team at PMD Solutions sprung to action. 

Numerous hospitals adopted RespiraSense in the battle against COVID-19. COVID-19 infection manifests as an acute respiratory infection, with respiratory distress being an early indicator of severity. 

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Respiratory rate is an important vital sign but difficult to measure

Posted by PMD Solutions on Dec 9, 2020 1:45:00 PM

Respiratory rate (RR) is an important vital sign, but difficult to measure. Even though it is often measured poorly  (in one of our studies we found it was most often 18, 20, or 22 breaths per minute (bpm) and never 17, 19, or 21 bpm) it is still a powerful predictor of outcome and can improve patient safety. This may be because the RR is never counted at all, and is actually a surrogate “nurse worried score” in which a rate of 18 bpm is awarded to patients no one is concerned about, 20 bpm when there is a slight concern, and 22 bpm when there is a major concern? Despite the above, studies on manually recorded rates have shown they predict outcome earlier than changes in other vital signs and may be particularly useful in identifying deterioration in the acutely ill, respiratory failure, COPD, early sepsis, cancer patients, etc. There is, therefore, no doubt that a cheap convenient device that accurately measured RR would be extremely useful and is badly needed (Respiratory rate monitor).

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PMD-Solutions: Why we do what we do

Posted by PMD Solutions on Dec 3, 2020 12:36:48 PM

We have designed a wireless, discreet, continuous respiratory rate monitor that eliminates subjectivity from Respiratory Rate monitoring and displays this information on a user-friendly platform in a format that is easy to interpret.

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Founders Letter: Myles Murray, CEO of PMD Solutions

Posted by PMD Solutions on Nov 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Patients don’t suddenly deteriorate, there are always signs. With the advent of value-based care where outcomes drive reimbursement more than the simple delivery of a procedure, the healthcare sector is now acutely focused on innovations that trigger the right care for the right patient at the right time. This is no truer than for patients in hospital who suffer cardiac arrests, respiratory failures, or septic shock. There are always signs and one of those signs has been underutilized until now; Respiratory Rate.

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RespiraSense wins European Space Agency contract to fight COVID-19

Posted by PMD Solutions on Nov 23, 2020 11:55:40 AM

PMD Solutions Ltd, in partnership with Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, is undertaking a space-enabled medical solution “CORONA-RS” - to scale community monitoring of respiratory compromised patients in the community due to Covid-19 and other respiratory compromised patient cohorts. 

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Topics: Press Release, Respiratory Monitoring, COVID-19

Accurately measuring respiratory rate

Posted by PMD Solutions on Nov 19, 2020 1:55:09 PM

Ms Sandy Rolfe (Respiratory Nurse Specialist, NHS Tayside) recently wrote for the British Journal of Nursing about ‘The importance of respiratory rate monitoring.’ This is the process undertaken by clinical staff of manually counting a patients’ breaths for one minute and recording that figure in the patients’ notes, along with their other vital signs. Rolfe highlights the reasons why respiratory monitoring is so important, how it can sometimes fall foul of inaccuracy and how it could be improved.

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Better COVID-19 patient outcomes worldwide

Posted by PMD Solutions on May 1, 2020 4:38:00 PM

THE BREATHING OF 40 COVID-19 PATIENTS IN BEAUMONT HOSPITAL IN DUBLIN IS BEING CONTINUOUSLY, REMOTELY MONITORED WITH RESPIRASENSE.

Now more than ever, healthcare providers around the world are being called upon to help bring better outcomes to every patient. Since 2011, PMD Solutions have been developing a solution: RespiraSense – a Continuous Respiratory Rate Monitor which can remotely monitor the breathing of multiple patients, simultaneously. RespiraSense has an error rate of just plus or minus one breath and is also the first device that can monitor breathing remotely.

One of the main advantages when interacting with patients with Coronavirus  for healthcare providers using RespiraSense is that they don’t have to keep donning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to monitor the breathing of COVID-19 patients.

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Topics: Press Release, Respiratory Monitoring