Software, Physiologic Monitoring, Vital Signs
Definition : Physiologic monitoring software designed to operate vital sign monitors, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data obtained while monitoring. This software is intended to work only with one or a few models of vital signs monitors, usually from the same manufacturer. The software may perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the measurements performed while monitoring vital signs (e.g., temperature, non-invasive blood pressure) and/or while processing and/or transmitting/receiving patient information from workstations, and/or hospital information systems. Vital signs monitoring software is not usually available separate from the monitor but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment; the software is mainly used by monitors designed to perform periodic measurements but that may be used also during transportation or at the bedside.
Entry Terms : "Vital Signs Physiologic Monitoring Software"
UMDC code : 26722