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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/ns2004.08.18.49.42.c3673

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nurs Stand

Publication Date

18/08/2004

Volume

18

Pages

42 - 46

Keywords

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