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Early Detection of Patient Deterioration on the General Care Floors: Instituting  effective vital signs monitoring



Featured Speakers

Carla Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Associate Professor University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY


Meera Joshi, MBBS, MRCS, PhD

Fellow, Department of Surgery & Cancer

Imperial College

London, UK









Unexpected adverse events resulting in transfer to the ICU occur in up to 9% of patients on the general care floor (GCF). Changes in ventilation have been found to be a key sign of patient deterioration. Early detection of respiratory insufficiency is key as for every hour of delay in detecting patient deterioration on the GCF increases the risk of death in the ICU by 1.5% and mortality by 1%. This webinar will describe the current evidence and cost savings associated with continuous respiratory monitoring on the general care floor.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Recognize signs and symptoms of patient deterioration.
  2. Discuss the emergence of new technologies to predict early deterioration
  3. Evaluate the cost effectiveness of implementing continuous respiratory monitoring on the GCF.




Carla R. Jungquist, PhD, ANP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Jungqusit is the Associate Professor and Adult/Gerontology Interim Program Coordinator at the University of Buffalo School of Nursing. Her research interests are in the interaction of pain and sleep, especially in the arena of delivery of CBT-I and the neural basis for the interaction. At the Thompson Health Sleep Disorders Center, she has over 10 years of experience in diagnosing and treating patients with chronic pain conditions. She currently serves on the American Society for Pain Management Nursing expert consensus panel and is the lead writer for clinical practice guidelines for monitoring patients at risk of opioid induced respiratory depression


Meera Joshi, MBBS, AICSM BSc. (Hons), MRCS, PhD

Dr. Joshi is Specialist Registrar at Ashford & St Peters Hospital in the KSS Deanery. She is Clinical Research Fellow in the department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London.She has recently completed a PhD on ‘Optimising the identification of acute deterioration and sepsis through digital technology.  Dr. Joshi has received several awards for her work including; the prestigious British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture 2020, the Royal College of Surgeons England Research Fellowship and winner of the London Surgical Symposium. She has peer reviewed publications on wearable sensors and has been invited to present her work at several international meetings.


Mary Rose Gaughan, MS, RN, CNE

Ms. Gaughan is Assistant professor of Nursing at State University of New York (SUNY). She is Member of American Nurses Association and serves on Connected Health/Telehealth Professional Issues Panel Advisory Committee. She has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals and has presented at medical conferences both in the US and internationally.


Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SynAptiv designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity


Saxe Healthcare Communications is accredited as a provider for continuing education. Provider approved by
California Board of Nursing. Provider #14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit
by the American Association of Respiratory Care.


This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032


Support for this educational activity from GE Healthcare


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