Software, Physiologic Monitoring, Cardiac Output

Definition : Physiologic monitoring software designed to operate cardiac output monitors, control/monitor a limited number of their functions, and/or process data obtained while monitoring. This software is intended to work only with one or a few models of cardiac output monitors, usually from the same manufacturer. The software may perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the measurements performed while monitoring cardiac output and/or while processing and/or transmitting/receiving patient information from workstations, and/or hospital information systems. Cardiac output monitoring software is not usually available separate from the monitor but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the lifeduring the life of the equipment; the software is mainly used by bedside, telemetric monitors, and/or physiologic monitoring systems. Dedicated software specific to a particular technique used to measure cardiac output is available.

Entry Terms : "Cardiac Output Monitoring Software"

UMDC code : 26712

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