Category: Vital Signs Monitors

What Is Telemetry Monitoring: Principles of Monitoring the Heart Activity

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Telemetry monitoring is a common practice of observing the electrical activity of a patient’s heart, which involves watching and analyzing data received distantly from its source. For this purpose, special telemetry equipment is used, particularly a telemetry monitor, which is a kind of a portable box (transmitter) that is attached to you, and whose main advantage is monitoring the patient’s heart rate and rhythm distantly within the monitor’s transmitting range, allowing the patient get up and move around, instead of just being confined to the bed.

In the context of cardiac monitoring, telemetry monitoring system is very advantageous for many patients, and is particularly valuable for patients going through a physical rehabilitation process, without interfering into the process. Telemetry monitoring allows a patient, who has to move a lot in order to recover fast, to pursue the recovery effectively, leveling down the need for his/her healthcare team consisting of technicians and nurses continuously monitoring your heart rate & rhythm and informing your doctor about your progress to give up the ability to monitor the hospital patient’s heart activity. So, how does this practice work in real?

Patient Monitoring: Remote and Multiparameter Devices and Their Manufacturers

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Patient monitoring is always highly important in any emergency and operating room, as it has already proven its reliability in recovery rooms and during respiratory therapy, transportation and out-patient care, ambulatory and gastroenterology departments, sleep screening applications and at home.

The very first primitive patient monitoring began in 1625 with the work done by Santorio. It was measuring blood pressure and body temperature. The new technology developed after the World War 2. As for now, there is a vast number of different monitoring types.

Basically, a patient monitor consists of an analog front end, sensors, a human-machine interface, a processor, memory, power supply and communication interface circuits.