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If set up by appropriately trained staff, electronic patient monitoring can aid patient care in general ward areas. However, this article argues that if poorly set up or misunderstood, it can be undervalued, underused and ignored. Poor training and understanding of the equipment can lead to poor outcomes for patients.

Original publication

DOI

10.7748/ns.18.49.42.s53

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)

Publication Date

08/2004

Volume

18

Pages

42 - 46

Addresses

John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Keywords

Humans, Monitoring, Physiologic, Telemetry, Equipment Failure, Nurse's Role, Needs Assessment, Nursing Staff, Hospital, Patients' Rooms, Hospital Units, Workload