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.
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Maciej Krefft ; Aleksandra Zamaro-Michalska ; Wojciech M. Zabołotny ; Wojciech Zaworski ; Antoni Grzanka, et al.
Head of the bed elevation angle recorder for intensive care unit
", Proc. SPIE 8903, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2013, 89031A (October 25, 2013); doi:10.1117/12.2033280; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2033280