Sahandi, R., Noroozi, S., Roushan, G., Heaslip, V. and Liu, Y., 2010. Wireless technology in the evolution of patient monitoring on general hospital wards. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 34 (1), pp. 51-63.
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The evolution of patient monitoring on general hospital wards is discussed. Patients on general wards are monitored according to the severity of their conditions, which can be subjective at best. A report by the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection in 2008 indicated dissatisfaction with patient monitoring. Commitment to providing quality health service by healthcare organizations encourages the implementation of other mechanisms for patient care. Commitment to providing quality health service by healthcare organizations encourages the implementation of other mechanisms for patient care. Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), by supplementing the role of nurses can improve efficiency and patient care on general wards. Developments in technology made it possible for wireless sensors to measure and transmit physiological data from patients to a control room for monitoring and recording. Two approaches in the application of wireless ZigBee sensor networks are discussed and their performances compared in a simulation environment. The role of RPM in early detection of deteriorating patients’ conditions, reducing morbidity and mortality rates are also discussed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Keywords: Remote patient monitoring; Zigbee sensor networks; Wireless LAN|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Medicine and Surgery|
Technology > Engineering > General Engineering
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Design Simulation Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Reza Sahandi|
|Deposited On:||17 Dec 2009 21:28|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:19|
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