Philips has launched its new wireless Avalon CL Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch which compliments its remote patient monitoring suite and reduces physical contact between patients and healthcare personnel. The patch monitors fetal and maternal heart rate, and uterine activity with a single-use, 48-hour, disposable electrode patch placed on the mother’s abdomen, and only needs to be placed on the patient by a healthcare professional once and do not require constant repositioning.
“ during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for mobile solutions during pregnancy is greater than ever“
Peter Ziese, General Manager, Monitoring & Analytics at Philips, said: “Remote monitoring during labour has always provided multiple benefits to expectant mothers, including comfort, mobility, and flexibility. But during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for mobile solutions during pregnancy is greater than ever. Philips has been dedicated to providing the best quality care for expectant mothers for more than fifty years. This new solution builds on our commitment to provide integrated continuous monitoring capabilities for high risk pregnancies. With this new patch, clinicians now have access to an innovative tool to help monitor pregnant women during COVID-19, helping to deliver comfort to these mothers during a particularly stressful time.”