Wireless and continuous monitoring of vital signs in patients at the general ward.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Clinical deterioration regularly occurs in hospitalized patients potentially resulting in life threatening events. Early warning scores (EWS), like the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS), assist care givers in assessing patients' clinical situation, but cannot alert for deterioration between measurements. New devices, like the ViSi Mobile (VM) and HealthPatch (HP) allow for continuous monitoring and can alert deterioration in an earlier phase. VM and HP were tested regarding MEWS calculation compared to nurse measurements, and detection of high MEWS in periods between nurse observations.

Keywords

Humans,Monitoring,Physiologic,Remote sensing technology,Vital signs/physiology,Wearable electronic devices,Wireless technology,

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