Note: This feature is available for practices that have Oral Surgery features enabled.
Practices have the ability to connect patient monitors to Sensei Cloud software, allowing for the automatic recording of vitals sign parameters during surgery.
Note: This integration is currently only available for Criticare Technologies, Inc. monitors.
The following monitors are compatible with the Sensei Cloud integration:
- Poet Plus 8100 vitals sign monitor
- nCompass 8100H vital signs monitor
Note: The vitals monitor integration should also work with the following Criticare Technologies, Inc. models:
- NGENUITY 8100E(P) patient monitor
- 506N3 vital signs monitor
- 507ELC2 Scholar III vitals sign monitor
Connecting the Vitals Monitor
Before use, IoT (Internet of Things) software needs to be installed on each computer that a vitals monitor is physically connected to. Additionally, the computer needs to be set up as a Connected PC in Sensei Cloud, and the patient monitor has to be added as a Device to the Connected PC. This ensures that you can connect to the patient monitor during surgery and collect vital signs data as part of the anesthesia record in Sensei Cloud.
To set up the vitals monitor integration:
- From the Administration tab, select Devices & Integration > Connected PCs.
- Under Actions, click Add Connected PC. The Connected PC window is displayed.
- Type the PC Name that will be used to identify this computer in the practice (e.g., Operatory 2) and select a Practice Location from the drop-down list.
Note: The selected Practice Location is important, as it determines which vitals monitors are available for selection during surgery. When selecting a monitor to use for recording (via the Anesthesia Record), the device needs to be attached to a Connected PC associated with the same location that the user is currently logged into.
- Click Save PC. The PC is added to the Connected PCs list.
Note: The IoT software must be installed for each workstation where a monitor may be physically connected.
- Under Actions, click Install IoT Software. The Minimum Requirements window is displayed.
- Click the downloaded file and then the IoT software is installed and will run as a service on the machine.
Note: The software can only be installed by a user with Windows Administrator permissions.
- On the PC that is going to be connected to the vitals monitor, click Register PC to register this machine with the IoT hub. A pop up to allow a few minutes for your PC to register is displayed. The PC displays as Connected when the registration process is complete.
Note: When setting up and registering a Connected PC, you should be logged into and using the PC that is being registered.
- Click +Device to add the vitals monitor as a Device to the Connected PC.
- Enter the Device Name, Model, Serial, Preferred Device Name, and select a Communication Port for the monitor.
--The Preferred Device Name is the label that is displayed and selectable when selecting a device to collect vitals monitoring data from during surgery, so it is important that this name is recognizable and distinguishes this device from your other devices.
--You can also deactivate devices by selecting Inactive under Status.
- Click Save Device. The device is added, and it displays as Active.
Note: You can click Check Connection to confirm if the device (monitor) is on, physically connected to the computer (Connected PC), and available for use. A "Device is connected" message is displayed if the monitor is connected and able to be read. If the Connected PC is off or the IOT services that are running on that computer have stopped, then the device (monitor) is disconnected and unavailable for use.
See How to Create an Anesthesia Record for more information.