Queensland’s Leading Pediatric Hospital Standardizes to Pulse CO-Oximetry—Offering Advanced Monitoring of Blood and Multiple Other Physiological Parameters Without Invasive Procedures
Irvine, California & Queensland, Australia – February 21, 2011 – Mater Children’s Hospital and Masimo(NASDAQ: MASI) today jointly announce the conversion of Mater Children’s Hospital to Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology for advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities. The conversion equips the tertiary facility with the most technologically and clinically-advanced oximetry and noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available.
Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry is the first-and-only technology platform that allows hospitals to noninvasively measure and continuously monitor blood constituents and physiological parameters that previously required invasive procedures—including: total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™),carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), and acoustic respiration rate (RRa™), in addition to the ‘gold-standard’ Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion performance of Masimo SET® oxyhemoglobin (SpO2), perfusion index (PI), and pulse rate (PR). The oximetry standard-of-care at leading hospitals worldwide, Masimo rainbow® SET provides immediate real-time results that enable clinicians to more rapidly assess patients and detect and treat adverse, potentially life-threatening conditions earlier.
“Converting to Masimo rainbow® SET provides our clinicians with superior patient monitoring capabilities and advanced clinical measurements thereby ensuring that our clinicians have access to quality clinical data,” stated Malcolm Thatcher, Chief Information Officer for Mater Health Services. “The decision to standardize on Masimo’s technology platform across our pediatric services was driven by the knowledge that, in harnessing the advanced noninvasive capabilities of Masimo rainbow® SET measurements, Mater is able to deliver an exceptional level of care and safety to our pediatric patients while recognizing the importance of the patient experience and supporting our organization’s commitment to putting the patient first.”
A major referral center for specialty pediatric healthcare services in Queensland, Mater Children’s Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency care to over 167,000 children a year. The conversion ensures that all multiparameter patient monitors, stand-alone oximeters, and sensors feature the advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities of Masimo rainbow® SET—allowing clinicians to easily and painlessly obtain and continuously track vital blood and physiological data for patients in real-time, anywhere in the hospital.
Mater Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Scientist, Gordon Williams, said the Sleep Unit relies on Masimo SET’s ability to measure oxygen saturation during movement, which he says is “especially important in a pediatric facility where motion-artifact can be a major source of oximeter signal noise. Not only does Masimo’s technology allow us to obtain more reliable saturation trend data in children being investigated in the sleep laboratory, but we are able to confidently use the Masimo Radical-7 Pulse CO-Oximeter as a screening and assessment tool on the wards as well. And in terms of future needs, Masimo’s rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry platform positions us for growth well beyond how oximeters have traditionally been used to date.”
Masimo Founder and CEO, Joe Kiani, stated, “Reducing the trauma of invasive tests and procedures for pediatric patients has long been a concern for every clinician and parent that cares for a sick child. Today, thanks to medical advancements enabled by Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry and the forward-thinking efforts of Mater Children’s Hospital, pain-free hemoglobin testing and clinically reliable pulse oximetry is now a reality for pediatric patients in Queensland.”
About Mater Children’s Hospital
Mater Children’s Hospital is a major tertiary pediatric referral centre with the busiest pediatric emergency department in Queensland. The hospital provides specialty healthcare services to more than 15,000 inpatient, 120,000 outpatient, and 32,000 emergency patients each year. To learn more about Mater, visit www.mater.org.au/Home/Hospitals/Mater-Children-s-Hospital .