On-Demand Webinar

Effectiveness of Track and Trigger Systems


Evidence shows that often patient deterioration goes undetected or not acted on in a timely manner. Physiological changes exhibit 8 to 12 hours prior to a serious life-threatening event. Care teams are failing to recognize, interpret, and respond to these changes. These are major causes of increased admissions to higher levels of care, increased a length of stay, cardiac/respiratory arrest, or death. As the electronic medical record becomes more robust in collecting clinical data “Track and Trigger” Systems can assist in gathering, organizing, and visualizing physiologic variables. They facilitate opportunities for timely intervention that contribute to positive patient outcomes. Listen to this presentation to:

  • Learn how to understand what a “Track and Trigger” tool is and how it can be implemented in a hospital
  • Learn the effectiveness of implementing a “Track and Trigger” System
  • Learn how to sustain a “Track and Trigger” Application


Heather Nolette, BSN, RN, Clinical Informatics Analyst IV & Information Technology Project Manager, University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital