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Monitoring Systems

Definition : Systems designed to continuously acquire, measure, process, and display biologic, technical, environmental, or other data from one or more patients, devices, or other targets. These systems typically consist of a central station monitor that receives, consolidates, and displays information from a set of monitors and/or appropriate sensors (e.g., temperature, pressure) that are deployed throughout a healthcare area; cables and/or wireless links; computerized processing units; and display monitors. Dedicated monitoring systems are typically used in healthcare facilities to monitor physiologic and clinical laboratory parameters; other monitoring systems may be used to monitor technical and safety characteristics (e.g., radiation levels, presence of pathogens), and environmental data.

Entry Terms : "Computer Workstations"

UMDC code : 20195

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