Help for baby unit false alarms
"We have devised a system that looks at the monitoring data as a whole - for instance changes to the heart rate and respiratory rate together as opposed to individually."
- Professor Neil McIntosh, professor of child life and health at Edinburgh University
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK - The high number of false alarms in neonatal units which waste valuable medical time could be significantly reduced with new technology.
Edinburgh University scientists have designed a system to establish why the alarms, estimated as many as 94%, can sound when nothing is clinically wrong.