Anesthesia Records, Displays, and Alarms

  • Allen K. Ream
Conference paper


The field of anesthesia depends on two complementary disciplines. The first can be characterized as therapy. The focus of studies in this area has centered on pharmacology, although recent efforts are giving more consideration to other forms of management of physiology, such as ventilator management. More recently, we have begun to formally recognize the second category, which I would characterize as monitoring-the gathering of information, interpretation of information, the application of these results to management, and the measurement of the response to management. Studies in this area have been largely associated with computers because of the large data flow involved in acute patient care and the need for high precision and accuracy.


Assembly Language Digital Equipment Corporation Anesthesia Record Medical Information System Patient Data Management System 
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  1. Whitcher C.W., Ream A.K., Parsons D. et al: Anesthetic Mishaps and the Cost of Monitoring: A Proposed Standard for Monitoring Equipment. Journal of Clinical Monitoring 1988: 4: 5-15PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen K. Ream
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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford UniversityStanfordU.S.A.

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