The new wireless heart rate monitor for babies
Specifically designed for newborn babies
No other medical heart rate monitor was specifically designed for newborn babies – they are all adult approaches that have been adapted for newborns. SurePulse VS is therefore, the first. This innovative approach to product development, incorporating clinical user and parent feedback has been recognised with a prestigious EM Medilink award for innovation.
Supports optimal neonatal care
SurePulse VS facilitates confident decision-making – accurate and reliable heart rate information is displayed in real time to the whole clinical team.
The heart rate of the baby is critical for guiding the stabilisation process and resuscitation interventions, as is recognised in National and International Guidelines (Aziz). However, all current heart rate assessment approaches have drawbacks as in the critical first few minutes they do not always provide an early enough or sometimes an accurate enough heart rate.
Wireless monitoring offers new possibilities
SurePulse VS is wireless which provides significant opportunities for more flexible, evolving delivery room practices whilst monitoring heart rate. In addition to facilitating wireless stabilisation and resuscitation, these opportunities include delayed cord clamping, skin-to-skin care (kangaroo care), early breastfeeds, palliative care, and less-invasive approaches to stabilisation
The touchscreen and data download facility supports and improves patient safety, audit, clinical governance, and training. By facilitating a date/time stamped downloadable record of heart rate information and the sequencing of clinical interventions, SurePulse VS supports the review of delivery room experience.
This also addresses a common problem as the recording of heart rate information and clinical interventions is notoriously inconsistent in the delivery room. The SurePulse VS touchscreen interface makes this easy and routine, and may also help if a retrospective review is needed – for example in a serious incident investigation.
Fits into existing patient clinical pathways
Many babies have a hand-knitted or medical cap put on their heads straight away to prevent heat loss. As the SurePulse VS heart rate sensor is fitted into a very easy-to-fit cap then little process change needs to be made.
Clinical trials conducted at the Nottingham Universities NHS Trust established the thermoprotective equivalence of the SurePulse cap, compared to other commonly used caps.
SurePulse VS device overview
- Displays heart rate and pulse waveform continuously.
- Touchscreen enables birth timer and event recording.
- Battery life 4-hours (Modules 2 x 2 hours each).
- Award-winning design.
- Carry-handle hooks over the resuscitation table.
- Pole-clamp is also available.
- Heart rate and time/date stamped event data storage (100-hours).
- Data downloadable on a data stick.
- Reports generated as pdf and CSV files.
- Thermoprotective cap in 5 sizes.
- 20cm – 40cm head circumference (23-weeks GA to 42-weeks).
- Easy to fit T-shape design.
- Cap accommodates CPAP and endotracheal tube apparatus.