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Physiological Monitoring for Military Nursing.


PB2009112615

Publication Date 2000
Personal Author Hill, E.
Page Count 30
Abstract In the first year of this project, the basic system was developed to measure pulse and respiration in an ideal (low-noise) environment. During the second year, the system was tested at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and evaluated by volunteer nurses. High-noise and high-vibration tests were performed on a MEDEVAC helicopter in static display to benchmark system performance in a non-ideal setting. Tests were also conducted using fragmentation-protective body armor and military-oriented protective posture (MOPP) gear. The P2M (passive physiological monitor) system was capable of consistently accurate pulse and respiration measurements through the body armor, MOPP gear, and both layers simultaneously. For all tests, accuracy was benchmarked against both manual measurement techniques and an ECG (electrocardiogram) medical monitor with saturation of peripheral oxygen (SP02), respiration, and noninvasive blood pressure. A method for passive blood pressure measurement using the P2M system to characterize the pulse wave velocity and pulse wave travel time was developed, and a nonintrusive prototype version was tested. In the final year, system improvements were implemented and the system was retested at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) under ideal conditions. The system was then tested and evaluated by a group of volunteer TAMC nurses in a MEDEVAC helicopter in static display. The system performed successfully against manual and ECG monitoring techniques.
Keywords
  • Physiological monitoring
  • Military nursing
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • MEDEVAC helicopter
  • Passive physiological monitor (P2M) system
  • Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC)
Source Agency
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
Corporate Authors Tripler Army Medical Center, HI. Dept. of Clinical Investigation.; TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by TriService Nursing Research Program, Bethesda, MD.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 200921
Contract Number
  • N96-027
Physiological Monitoring for Military Nursing.
Physiological Monitoring for Military Nursing.
PB2009112615

  • Physiological monitoring
  • Military nursing
  • Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • MEDEVAC helicopter
  • Passive physiological monitor (P2M) system
  • Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC)
  • TriService Nursing Research Program/Uniform Services Univ. of the Health Sciences
  • N96-027
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