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Research in Medical & Engineering Sciences

Nursing and Technology Foresight in Futures of a Complex World

Submission: August 24, 2017; Published: September 06, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RMES.2017.01.000512

ISSN: 2576-8816
Volume1 Issue3

Abstract

Medical technology is one of the foundations health care systems in the world. Patient care technology has become increasingly complex and medical technology has improved health care efficiency, quality safety and cost. However, it is shown in patient care centers that current technology alone is not enough. Up to now several tools were originally created for morbid monitoring e.g. pain scale and bedsores protection to help patients communicate about their pain. However, in spite of the importance and prevalence of pain, there are currently no clinically accepted tools to objectively monitor changes in pain level, requiring physicians to rely on patients’ subjective assessment, or to simply guess, when patients cannot describe their pain [1]. This article aimed to provide the theoretic framework for improving patient safety system, and enhances the ability of health care professionals to coordinate care by providing a patient’s health information. This framework is based on Morbid-Monitoring Systems include “Pain and Unconsciousness Scales- measurements” and “Thermal Wound Injury Prevention System (TWIP)”. The multi-methods approaches to monitor these processes are Morbid Motion Monitoring, Facial expressions and effective Thermal Radiation. This article identifies these novel technologies that change the practice of nursing, and explores issues on how these novel technologies are driving change in the nursing environment.

Keywords:Nursing informatics; Morbid monitoring; Pain scale; Bedsores; Thermal radiation

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