By: 1 April 2007

Philips Introduces New Transport Monitor, Philips IntelliVue MP5

Philips new transport monitor is intended to be used for monitoring and recording of, and to generate alarms for, multiple physiological parameters in adults, paediatrics and neonates in a hospital environment and during patient transport both inside and outside of hospitals. The monitor is intended for use by healthcare professionals.

Philips IntelliVue MP5 provides a suite of clinical decision support tools common to IntelliVue monitors and makes them available in transport and telemetry settings. These include a variety of screen trends that visually present the story of a patient’s monitoring data over time.

For example, Horizon Trends can display the past 30 minutes to 12 hours of measurements as a line graph related to a baseline, which can be a start or target value. The current measurement is a single prominent bar in relation to the baseline, with an arrow indicating the overall direction of the past 10 minutes of measurements. These and other screen trends can help clinicians rapidly identify significant changes in patient status, saving crucial time.

The MP5 provides the functionality critical care clinicians know from higher-acuity IntelliVue monitors in a compact, lightweight, affordable unit, deal for transport and flexible care. It features touchscreen operation and an 8.4 inch screen displaying up to four waveforms. Its wired and wireless networking capability, study housing and varied mounting options suit it to mobility.

In addition, with Telemetry as a Parameter (TAAP), the MP5 displays monitoring data collected b telemetry devices so that clinicians can read a patient’s vital signs without having to go to the central station.

The MP5 connects to the IntelliVue Clinical Network for secure, reliable data transmission among patient monitors, telemetry, bedside devices, clinical information systems, and the central station. For patients in transit within the hospital, the networked MP5 allows clinicians at the central station to monitor parameters, alarms, and trends remotely.