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Requirements for a monitoring sensor system to protect patients from vital threat

Egmond, C.A.W. van and Hengst, S.G. and Pelgröm, A.T. and Vreeken, M.S. (2017) Requirements for a monitoring sensor system to protect patients from vital threat.

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Abstract:Introduction. Insufficient frequency of measurements of vital signs causes too late detection of clinical deterioration which can lead to vital threat. The purpose of the monitoring sensor system is to prevent clinical deterioration by monitoring patients after high-risk gastrointestinal surgery and detecting complications early. The objective of the study is to determine requirements for a monitoring sensor system which is able to detect complications early to prevent vital threat. Methods. This study was mainly done by research in literature. Next to this, nurses and doctors were interviewed and an experiment was done. Results. In the majority of complications after colon resection and esophagectomy, heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature change at first and the most. It is still unclear how the vital parameters change during the development of the complications. The experiments showed that activity highly influences the vital parameters and that there is a wide variation between persons. Conclusion. Before the monitoring sensor system can be developed and used in the hospital, the system needs all the requirements that were found. This study can be used as an overview for the development of a monitoring sensor system to prevent vital threat.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
ZGT, Almelo, Netherlands
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:08 philosophy, 44 medicine, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Technical Medicine BSc (50033)
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