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Perinatal Monitoring System

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MSheeks RN has 1 years experience as a BSN and specializes in L&D.

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Hi everyone

My hospital currently uses GE Connect for our central monitoring. I have been doing some research into other systems. Curious if anyone has used IntelliSpace Perinatal with Phillips and/or their wireless monitoring system? We use the NOVII for moms that want wireless monitoring, but there's a lot of issues with it, such as placement, the adhesive causing skin reactions, it falling off, or even poor wireless range. Would love to hear about some of the other systems and your experiences with them. 

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labordude has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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They all have their ups and downs. The issues with the NOVII are independent of the system it is connected to. Placement, falling off, reactions, etc are more than likely user error or doing the prep incorrectly. There is a correct way to place it according to the vendor: http://www.monicahealthcare.com/Monica_Healthcare/media/Monica/Novii Support Material/107-PT-005-US-rev2_Novii-Operation-and-Maintenance-Manual-(DOC2111914).pdf

The issues with connection (it's Bluetooth) are likely poor implementation of the antennas in the unit and too much interference. We have several rooms where it works great and others where we don't even both.

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klone has 14 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I've gotten some great tips on ways to improve placement from the L&D nurse FB group I'm in. One suggestion is to let the electrodes warm up a bit on your Panda warmer before placement. Another suggestion is to cover the electrode with a tegaderm after it's placed.

But yes, everyone I know has a love/hate relationship with Monica. She's either your best friend or your worst enemy.

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LaborRN has 5 years experience.

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I have used Phillips wireless monitoring system and I think it works great!

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