Economic Benefit of Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring in three key areas, ER-Trauma, Anesthesia, & Critical Care-Barbara Byers, RN-01/07/2014 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Economic Benefit of Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring in three key areas, ER-Trauma, Anesthesia, & Critical Care
Event Date: 
01/07/2014 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Barbara Byers, RN
Event Speaker Title: 
Hemodynamic Sales Specialist
Event Speaker Company: 
Cheetah Medical Inc.
Event Speaker Bio: 

Barbara Byers spent the past 24 years in the healthcare industry with a strong passion for game changing technology that can save lives, add measurable value and improve the quality of care clinicians can provide at the bedside. She has a clinical background as a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse for ten years, since 2001, and worked for large medical companies –BBraun Medical as a Clinical Outcomes Educator supporting numerous products providing patient protection from adverse events; CareFusion-Alaris as a Systems Sales Specialist, selling a wireless bedside Infusion Platform (IV pumps/PCA/ETC02/SpO2/Pediatric Syringe Modules) with robust safety software to help prevent IV related medication errors at the bedside and to support hospital compliance protocol initiatives; for the past year she has been working for Cheetah Medical as a Hemodynamic Sales Specialist, promoting non-invasive monitoring, technology is called Bioreactance which is able to accurately assess hemodynamically challenged patients fluid responsiveness by measuring directional changes in cardiac stroke volume to optimally resuscitate and improve outcomes.

Event Details
Event Details: 

The Power of Hemodynamic Monitoring - demonstrated by using a BIA- Budget Impact Analysis Tool, created in collaboration with Duke University Hospitals Director of Quality, Dr. Thomas Hopkins. The model design uses a customizable conservative approach using validated peer review research data published in Trauma, Anesthesia and Critical Care. Implementing accurate fluid management targeted to each individual patient (EGDT – Early Goal Directed Therapy) results in significant reductions in Hospital LOS – Length of Stay, Morbidity and Mortality rates.

Goal: “Helping providers to quantify the economic impact of their efforts to improve healthcare via advanced hemodynamic monitoring.”