Cardiac arrest that occurs in hospitals carries a mortality rate of 80%, even though there are numerous advances in health care (Yousaf et al., 2018). Typically, these life-threatening cardiac arrests can be preceded by changes in the client's status, specifically in the vital signs (Yousaf et al., 2018). While in the ICU mortality rates are increased and all patients are monitored on a monitor that can read Arterial line pressures, continuous pulses, and monitoring of oxygen saturation. Patients on the non-ICU floor receive monitoring using standard devices. These devices only monitor vital signs periodically and do not provide continuous monitoring of the patient. Continuous vital sign monitoring outside of the ICU setting can benefit the patient and improve patient outcomes. It is cost-effective and can provide positive outcomes during rapid response situations (Downey et al., 2018).
Seifert, Ashton, "Patients on non-ICU floors accessibility to complex monitoring devices compared to standard monitors on the ability to provide critical monitoring when necessary" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 74.