25 October 2013 Head of the bed elevation angle recorder for intensive care unit
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Proceedings Volume 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013; 89031A (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2033280
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 2013, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
This paper presents a recording system optimized for long term measurement of bed headrest elevation angle in the Intensive Care Unit. The continuous monitoring of this parameter allows to find the correlation between the patient’s position in bed and the risk of the Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), a very serious problem in therapy of critically ill patients. Recorder might be be an important tool to evaluate the “care bundles” – sets of preventive procedures recommended for treatment of patients in the ICU.
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Maciej Krefft, Maciej Krefft, Aleksandra Zamaro-Michalska, Aleksandra Zamaro-Michalska, Wojciech M. Zabołotny, Wojciech M. Zabołotny, Wojciech Zaworski, Wojciech Zaworski, Antoni Grzanka, Antoni Grzanka, Tomasz Łazowski, Tomasz Łazowski, Mario Tavola, Mario Tavola, Jacek Siewiera, Jacek Siewiera, Małgorzata Mikaszewska-Sokolewicz, Małgorzata Mikaszewska-Sokolewicz, "Head of the bed elevation angle recorder for intensive care unit", Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031A (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2033280; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2033280
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