Temple University Hospital (TUH), a 722-bed academic medical center in Philadelphia, is expanding its use of Masimo technologies through its application of Centroid, an advanced wireless patient position, orientation, activity, and respiration rate sensor

Centroid helps clinicians monitor patient position to avoid preventable pressure injuries and can alert clinicians to sudden movements such as fall-like events. Centroid will be used at 100 beds across TUH’s ICU units.

In addition, Centroid detects chest movements to continuously provide respiration rate, assisting clinicians with additional data that may inform care decisions. Centroid pairs with the Root Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform using Bluetooth to track a patient’s posture, orientation, and activity, providing the ability to monitor patient position and detect changes in position.

The data transmitted by Centroid can be displayed in various formats on Root, giving clinicians multiple ways to assess adherence to protocols regarding tissue stress and to tailor care to the specific needs of each patient. In addition, Centroid data can be relayed via the Masimo Hospital Automation platform to Patient SafetyNet, Masimo’s centralized remote patient supplemental monitoring platform, and Replica, a mobile application that allows clinicians to view continuous data regardless of location.

At TUH, all ICU beds are being equipped with Root and with Centroid, including the Trauma ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, Burn ICU, Neurological ICU, and Medical Respiratory ICU.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Masimo, which has already proven itself as a key technology partner in our efforts to improve patient outcomes,” says Angelo Venditti, DNP, RN, executive VP for Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive at Temple Health. “When we trialed Centroid, we found it helped our teams prioritize workflows more effectively, with increased focus on following turn protocols and decreased incidence of pressure injuries.”

Featured image: Masimo Centroid with Root and Replica. Photo: Masimo