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ALARMING SYSTEM WITH PATIENT MONITORING AND MACHINE VISION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237166D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-06
Document File: 3 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

The present invention discloses a technique to reduce a number of patient alarms due to caregiver intervention or interaction. Alarms are reduced by detecting patient movement. The patient movement is detected to delay or suppress the alarms until the patient movement stops. If the alarm is generated by improper sensor placement, a video detects and distinguishes that there is a signal quality problem. The technique detects if the medication is given and helps clinician to adjust physiological parameter settings to account for an effect of the medication. Monitoring of patient physiological data is combined with video surveillance. Common patterns of clinician workflow and patient movement are established. Facial recognition differentiates caregivers, patients and family members. Machine vision identifies medications, equipments and other items in a room of the patient.

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ALARMING SYSTEM WITH PATIENT MONITORING AND MACHINE VISION

FIELD OF INVENTION

The present invention relates generally to an alarming system, and more particularly to a patient monitoring alarming system.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION


Generally, several alarms are raised due to signal quality issues, which are identifiable when a clinician enters a room. At present, patient monitoring is addressed using real-time location systems that are infrared (IR) or radiofrequency (RF) based. Machine vision and video are used, for example, in tracking medication manufacturing and supply.

A conventional technique relates to a system for controlling an alarm state in presence or absence of a caregiver in the room of a patient. A local sound-producing device provides an audible alarm within the room when the caregiver is in the room. A remote sound producing device provides an audible alarm external of the room when the caregiver is not in the room. Volume levels of the sound producing devices depend on the sensed presence or absence of the caregiver within the room. When the caregiver leaves the room, the local sound producing device is deactivated and/or the remote sound producing device is activated. Subsequently, the patient enjoys more relaxed environment within the room. When the caregiver enters the room, the local sound producing device is activated and/or the remote sound-producing device is deactivated.

 

However, the conventional technique utilizes large number of alarms, which includes false alarms as well for every signal inside a patient room.

Hence, there is a need in the art for an improved technique to reduce alarms along with workflow enhancement.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention discloses a technique to reduce number of patient alarms due to caregiver intervention or interaction. Alarms are reduced by detecting patient movement. The patient movement is detected to delay or suppress the alarms until the patient movement stops.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

The present invention discloses a technique to reduce a number of patient alarms due to caregiver intervention or interaction. Alarms are reduced by detecting patient movement. The patient movement is detected to delay or suppress the alarms until the patient movement stops. If the alarm is generated by improper sensor placement, a video detects and distinguishes that there is a signal quality problem. The technique detects if the medication is given and helps clinician to adjust physiological parameter settings to account for effect of the medication.

Monitoring of patient physiological data is combine...