A Computerized Integration of Monitored Signals and Laboratory Data in a Coronary Care Unit
At the 1979 MIE meeting in Berlin, the system used for the monitoring of six patients in the coronary care unit of the clinics St-Luc in Brussels has been presented (1). Since that time, a large extension in the programs and number of applications has been performed which justifies this new presentation of the AMOUR system (Application Médicale des Ordinateurs aux Unités de Réanimation). The blood gaz and clinical chemistry laboratories have been connected to the computer. The 5 intensive care units (CCU is one of them) have been equipped with central alpha numeric screens to get results from those laboratories. Three of them have also been equipped with bedside keyboards and the complete monitoring system has been implemented in those units. Several programs have been added: renal function, electrolyte and fluid balance, caloric requirements and cardiac function program. This latest program is a particularly useful integration of the computerized cardiovascular monitored signals with laboratory data: it will be described here.
KeywordsIEEE Computer Society Coronary Care Unit Backup System Caloric Requirement Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
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