Measuring a patient’s vital signs is crucial to detect any signs of deterioration or recovery, and is regularly done. New technology facilitates continuous and smart monitoring at the ward.
Could we detect clinical deterioration at an earlier stage? And could patients play a more active rol regarding monitoring of vital signs?
What did we do?
Together with the Internal Medicine and surgery department of the Radboudumc, REshape explores new technology that could be used to monitor patients more efficiently and effectiveness. REshapes particularly studies the more active role of patients regarding self-monitoring of vital signs.
All patients in the Radboudumc
Patientafter abdominal surgery
These wearable devices gave me a feeling of reassurance. Especially after the surgical procedure, when I did not feel very well.
drs. Mariska WeenkANIOS chirurgie / PhD student
“With continuous monitoring, we hope to detect clinical deterioration in an earlier phase, improve patient comfort and reduce nurse work load”
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