Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term encompassing respiratory conditions like chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Marking World COPD Day on 15th November, we spotlight the escalating challenges patients face and emphasise the crucial role of monitoring devices.
One of the greatest challenges with COPD is its progressive nature. While early stages might present with mild symptoms, such as occasional shortness of breath or mild cough, as the disease progresses, these symptoms can become more pronounced and debilitating. If not appropriately managed, COPD can lead to hospitalisations and a severely compromised quality of life.
For those with COPD, especially during advanced stages, even slight disruptions in breathing patterns can be cause for concern. Many patients rely on supplemental oxygen or may even be intubated in severe instances. Monitoring devices are indispensable in these situations:
Tutum Medical’s Bedside Equipment Alarm Monitoring System (BEAMS) is transforming how caregivers respond to device alarms, especially in a setting where every second counts. For COPD patients reliant on various machines, BEAMS ensures that the moment a device raises an alarm, it doesn’t go unnoticed, safeguarding the well-being of the patient.
As we mark World COPD Day 2023, our thoughts go out to those battling this condition daily. Monitoring devices, and advancements like BEAMS, reinforce our commitment to supporting these individuals, ensuring they receive the best care possible.
Connect with Tutum Medical: If you’re keen to understand how BEAMS can bolster the care of respiratory patients in your facility, reach out to the team at Tutum Medical.