apnea monitoring

apnea monitoring

the act of closely observing the respiration of individuals, particularly infants. The procedure may involve the use of electronic devices that detect changes in thoracic or abdominal movements and in heart rate. Such devices may include an alarm that sounds if breathing stops. See also apnea monitor.

apnea monitoring

Monitoring the respiratory movements, esp. of infants. This may be done by use of an apnea alarm mattress, or devices to measure the infant's thoracic and abdominal movements and heart rate.

Patient care

Apnea is usually detected by placing electrodes (linked to a cardiorespiratory monitor) on the skin overlying the abdomen and thorax of the patient.

See: sudden infant death syndrome
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