US 11,653,872 B2
Patient support apparatus having vital signs and sepsis display apparatus
Stacey A. Fitzgibbons, DeWitt, NY (US); Jotpreet Chahal, Fayetteville, NY (US); and Craig M. Meyerson, Syracuse, NY (US)
Assigned to Hill-Rom Services, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed by Hill-Rom Services, Inc., Batesville, IN (US)
Filed on Feb. 20, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/795,666.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/811,565, filed on Feb. 28, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2020/0275877 A1, Sep. 3, 2020
Int. Cl. G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16H 50/30 (2018.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/0205 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/412 (2013.01) [A61B 5/02055 (2013.01); A61B 5/706 (2013.01); A61B 5/7275 (2013.01); A61B 5/742 (2013.01); G16H 10/60 (2018.01); G16H 50/30 (2018.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A patient support apparatus comprising
a sensor providing signals indicative of vital signs of a patient positioned on the patient support apparatus,
a controller coupled to the sensor and including a processor and a memory device, the memory device including instructions that, when executed, cause the controller to receive the signals, compare the signals to pre-established acceptable limits, calculate a sepsis risk assessment score based on the signals, and, if the sepsis risk assessment score is at or above a predetermined value, output a command signal to initiate a sepsis protocol administration, and
a sepsis-status notification system responding to the command signal from the controller to display a first visual indication that shows that the patient is septic and display second visual indication that shows a status of the sepsis protocol administration,
wherein the status of the sepsis protocol administration includes an action list having a first action associated with the sepsis protocol administration, a second action associated with the sepsis protocol administration, and a third action associated with the sepsis protocol administration, and
wherein the first action includes a first status having a first representation configured to indicate that action is still needed, the second action includes a second status having a second representation configured to indicated that no action is needed, and the third action includes a third status having a third representation configured to indicated that the third action is pending.