There are many different reasons why a medical facility would choose a specific make and model of patient monitor. In most cases, the choice is made because of a combination of factors including cost, flexibility of the device and the ability to monitor the health needs of typical and atypical patients in the facility.
One of the types of patient monitors most often selected is the GE Dash monitor. There are different series of these monitors to allow a range of different features. They offer more than just basic patient monitoring making them ideal for many different healthcare settings.
The GE Dash monitor lines offer a range of different monitoring and analysis options. More than just a basic patient vital sign monitor, all but the basic model provides monitoring for lethal arrhythmia, Marquette ECG, NIBP, Masino SET pulse oximetry and DINAMAP.
As with other monitors, it will also measure and record body temperature, SPO2 and respiration. The Dash 3000 can be used with either a three or five-lead ECG depending on the specific types of testing and monitoring required. The Dash 4000 monitor has a 12-lead ECG that provides additional options for measuring even slight variations in specific vital signs.
When used with three leads it is an excellent system for patient transport, with 5-lead ECG it can be used in progressive care units and for general patient monitoring and care. It is also ideal in emergency rooms to rule out myocardial infarction or to escalate the patient to a 12-lead system for further monitoring and analysis.
The systems, including the Dash 4000 Pro models will be found in surgical theaters as well as in post-surgical and anesthesia care units. These monitors are basically “plug and play” monitors that can be mounted on poles, walls or in patient areas as needed.
The monitor itself offers a large, clear screen with a bright display for easy visibility, even from a distance. There is also the option to use the built-in printer for storage of data when and as needed.
Whether the facility needs the more basic Dash 2500 or the more advanced Dash 4000, choosing a reconditioned monitor is a cost saving factor. These units are reconditioned by a certified Bio-Medical Service Technician and meet all Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards.
These GE Dash monitor models offer a full one-year warranty. At a fraction of the cost of new models, they are perfect for small facilities that are adding or replacing equipment or large hospitals with ongoing medical equipment needs.