Participation Of Nurses In The Development Of A Computerized Bedside Charting System
Nurses in an eighteen bed multi-disciplinary Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) have helped to develop a bedside computer system which automatically records the patient’s physiological variables such as heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate from the bedside monitor on a minute to minute basis and graphically displays this information on a bedside microcomputer. The graphic display of this detailed information facilitates the astute observation of patterns and trends in the patient’s physiological status (Figure 1).
KeywordsPaediatric Intensive Care Unit Bedside Nurse Bedside Monitor Apple Macintosh Computer Record Patient Data
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