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Head of the bed elevation angle recorder for intensive care unit
Author(s): Maciej Krefft; Aleksandra Zamaro-Michalska; Wojciech M. Zabołotny; Wojciech Zaworski; Antoni Grzanka; Tomasz Łazowski; Mario Tavola; Jacek Siewiera; Małgorzata Mikaszewska-Sokolewicz
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a recording system optimized for long term measurement of bed headrest elevation angle in the Intensive Care Unit. The continuous monitoring of this parameter allows to find the correlation between the patient’s position in bed and the risk of the Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP), a very serious problem in therapy of critically ill patients. Recorder might be be an important tool to evaluate the “care bundles” – sets of preventive procedures recommended for treatment of patients in the ICU.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031A (25 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2033280
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Maciej Krefft, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Aleksandra Zamaro-Michalska, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Wojciech M. Zabołotny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Wojciech Zaworski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Antoni Grzanka, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz Łazowski, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Mario Tavola, ASL3 Genovese (Italy)
Jacek Siewiera, District Hospital, Bolesławiec (Poland)
Małgorzata Mikaszewska-Sokolewicz, Medical Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8903:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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