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Critical care alarms — on your phone

Pocket technology is revolutionizing healthcare.  From PDRs on PDAs to almost instantaneous access to EMRs, tech tools place a world of information at clinicians’ fingertips.  Now, a new technology promises to deliver critical care alarms straight to your smartphone.

Voalté (short for Voice, Alarm and Text) gives users the ability to send and receive text messages, make phone calls and receive critical care alarms on personal iPhones.  Nurses at Sarasota Memorial Hospital participated in an early trial of the app and found that overhead pages decreased by 78% after implementation of the system.

The Voalté One solution will soon be available on the iPad as well.

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Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

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