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Masimo Patient SafetyNet System Installed on all General Ward Beds in University Children's Hospital Basel

University Children's Hospital Basel in Basel, Switzerland, and Masimo today announced that the hospital has become the first multi-department pediatric facility in Central Europe to install on all general ward beds Masimo Patient SafetyNet™, a remote monitoring and clinician notification system shown to keep patients safer, enabling a 65% reduction in rapid response team activations and 48% reduction in ICU transfers.1

The installation at the University Children's Hospital Basel – Universitäts-Kinderspital Beider Basel (UKBB) – took place after an extensive evaluation process resulting in the organization's standardization to Masimo SET® pulse oximetry.

"We are pleased about the improved monitoring quality for patients on all our general wards, covering 80 beds for inpatient care," Ruth Spalinger, Nurse Manager at UKBB said of Patient SafetyNet. "We have observed that it's especially beneficial for our most vulnerable patients, who potentially suffer from respiratory depression. And, our staff has been extremely satisfied with the system."

UKBB joins a growing list of prominent health systems around the world using Patient SafetyNet, which combines the performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry, the enabler of reliable monitoring in the general ward, with ventilation monitoring and wireless clinician notification. Patient SafetyNet can help ensure patients' safety by noninvasively and continuously measuring and tracking their underlying physiological conditions and changes that signal declining health status in real-time. When changes occur in the measured values, which may indicate deterioration in the patient's condition, the system automatically sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians – prompting a potentially lifesaving response to the patient's bedside. Patient SafetyNet has been clinically shown to reduce preventable and costly rescue events, transfers to intensive care units, and deaths related to opioid-induced respiratory depression.1

"University Children's Hospital Basel has made the safety of their patients its first priority," said Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. "We are thrilled to be partnering with this highly esteemed and modern healthcare facility to help protect young patients, improve outcomes, and reduce costs."

1 Taenzer A, Blike G, McGrath S, Pyke J, Herrick M, Renaud C, Morgan J. "Postoperative Monitoring – The DartmouthExperience." Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter Spring-Summer 2012. Available online.

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