Accession Number : AD0701997

Title :   PHYSIOLOGIC MONITORING IN THE OPERATING ROOM,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeLand,Edward C. ; Maloney,J. V. , Jr

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Past, present, and possible future physiological monitoring practice and equipment is discussed. An evaluation is given of current operating room monitoring techniques involving arterial blood pressure, cardiotachometers, blood gas analysis, electrocardiogram, central venous pressure, cardiac output, urine output, and body temperature. It is emphasized that an informed attitude about physiologic monitoring is possible only if the surgeon separates in his own mind the equipment used for monitoring from the physiologic principles that regulate the patient condition during the operative procedure.

Descriptors :   (*ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, INSTRUMENTATION), (*SURGERY, MONITORS), AUTOMATION, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, BLOOD PRESSURE, ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, METABOLISM, RESPIRATION, PRESSURE, VEINS, EXCRETION, BODY TEMPERATURE, HEART, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE