In the hospital setting, oximeters and other life saving medical equipment, are monitored by staff at a central nursing station. At home, this responsibility falls to the parent or caregiver. We strongly urge you to use portable baby monitors, such as those made by Fisher Price and Graco, that can be worn or carried to provide additional backup. The baby monitor will enable you to hear the other monitors and/or equipment alarms if they should happen to go off. You will be able to hear the warning alarms even if you have to momentarily leave the room or fall asleep. Some models also have a video screen and camera. It is extremely important to not mute or turn down alarms on equipment. While these monitors are convenient, they are not meant to replace direct observation.
Movement monitors can alert a family member or caregiver to an individual who, during sleep, may experience certain types of movements or seizures.
- Emfit Movement Monitor detects abnormal movements such as muscle spasms and seizures associated with a sleeping person. Emfit also has a variety of Fall and Wandering Alarms for use with dementia patients but can also be used with children to alert parents if the child falls out of bed or leaves.