A laptop computer system has been developed for the acquisition, calculation, and reporting of pediatric health care maintenance parameters used to assess fluid and caloric metabolic balance in ward and intensive care environments. A pilot study with inexperienced users of the system demonstrated shorter calculation and report generation times at all but the least complex test cases. More importantly, the system significantly reduces the proportion of errors made at all levels of complexity (p < 0.001). This system has proved to be a valuable bedside companion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1989|
|Event||Proceedings: Thirteenth Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (SCAMC-13) - Washington, DC, USA|
Duration: Nov 5 1989 → Nov 8 1989