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monitoring

 [mon´ĭ-ter-ing]
constant checking on a patient's condition, either personally or by means of a mechanical monitor.
acid-base monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of patient data to regulate acid-base balance.
biological monitoring examination of materials such as blood or urine that come from living organisms, to determine if there has been exposure to given chemical substances.
electrolyte monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as collection and analysis of patient data to regulate electrolyte balance.
electronic fetal monitoring: antepartum in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as electronic evaluation of fetal heart rate response to movement, external stimuli, or uterine contractions during antepartal testing.
electronic fetal monitoring: intrapartum in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as electronic evaluation of heart rate response to uterine contractions during intrapartal care.
fetal monitoring see fetal monitoring.
fluid monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of patient data to regulate fluid balance.
health policy monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as surveillance and influence of government and organization regulations, rules, and standards that affect nursing systems and practices to ensure quality care of patients.
hemodynamic monitoring see hemodynamic monitoring.
intracranial pressure monitoring see intracranial pressure monitoring.
invasive hemodynamic monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the measurement and interpretation of invasive hemodynamic parameters to determine cardiovascular function and regulate therapy as appropriate.
neurologic monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of patient data to prevent or minimize neurologic complications.
newborn monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the measurement and interpretation of the physiologic status of the neonate in the first 24 hours after delivery.
nutritional monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of patient data to prevent or minimize malnourishment.
quality monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the systematic collection and analysis of an organization's quality indicators for the purpose of improving patient care.
respiratory monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of patient data to ensure airway patency and adequate gas exchange.
transcutaneous oxygen monitoring see transcutaneous oxygen monitoring.
vital signs monitoring in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the collection and analysis of cardiovascular, respiratory, and body temperature data to determine and prevent complications. See also vital signs.

mon·i·tor·ing

(mon'i-tŏr'ing),
1. Performance and analysis of routine measurements aimed at detecting a change in the environment or health status of a population.
2. Ongoing measurement of performance of a health service.
3. Continuous oversight of implementation of an activity.

monitoring

EBM
The ongoing oversight of a clinical trial’s progression, ensuring that it is conducted, recorded and reported in accordance with the protocol, standard operating procedures (SOPs), good clinical practice (GCP) and applicable regulatory requirements.
 
Monetary grants (US)
(1) The collection and analysis of data as the project progresses to assure the appropriateness of the research, its design and subject protections.
(2) A process whereby the programmatic and business management performance aspects of a grant are reviewed by assessing information gathered from various reports, audits, site visits and other sources.
 
Medspeak
The ongoing measurement of a process or substance of interest; the observing of an activity regarding its defined specifications, standards or targets, either directly or through reports or indicators.

Monitoring is meant to answer the question of whether the intended action or effect actually occurred. (E.g., Is a new formulation of statin actually lowering cholesterol levels to those indicated by premarketing data? Are kidney transplant recipients moving up the queue in an equitable fashion?)

Medspeak-UK
The ongoing oversight of the quality and effectiveness of services provided to meet an individual’s needs in the UK, and identifying whether and how the individual’s needs have changed.

monitoring

medtalk The ongoing measurement of a process or substance of interest. See Ambulatory monitoring, Bedside glucose monitoring, Biological monitoring, Blood glucose monitoring, Electronic fetal monitoring, External fetal monitoring, Fetal monitoring, Glucose monitoring, Hemodynamic monitoring, Home uterine activity monitoring, Internal fetal monitoring, Masked monitoring, Ovarian monitoring, Self blood glucose monitoring, Therapeutic monitoring, Uterine monitoring.

mon·i·tor·ing

(mon'i-tŏr'ing)
1. Performance and analysis of routine measurements aimed at detecting a change in the environment or health status of a population.
2. Ongoing measurement of performance of a health service.
3. Continuous oversight of implementation of an activity.

monitoring

Close surveillance or supervision, especially of people liable to suffer a sudden and dangerous deterioration in health. Monitoring involves checks of various parameters such as pulse rate, temperature, respiration rate, the condition of the pupils, the level of consciousness, the degree of appreciation of pain and various blood gas concentrations such as oxygen and carbon dioxide. Long-term instrumental display of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM is also common in monitoring and this may also be recorded for diagnostic purposes, using computer analysis.

mon·i·tor·ing

(mon'i-tŏr'ing)
1. Performance and analysis of routine measurements aimed at detecting a change in the environment or health status of a population.
2. Ongoing measurement of performance of a health service.

monitoring,

n the periodic or continuous determination of the dose rate in an occupied area by a person.
monitoring, ambulatory,
n to observe and evaluate a patient while engaged in normal routine behaviors.
monitoring, area,
n routine monitoring of the level of radiation of any particular area, building, room, equipment, or outdoor space.
monitoring, personal,
n monitoring of a part of an individual (e.g., breath or excretions or any part of the clothing).
monitoring, personnel,
n a systematic, periodic check of the radiation dose each person receives during working hours.
monitoring, physiologic,
n the observation and evaluation of physiologic functions, usually with an electronic device with surface electrodes attached to specific areas of the body.

Patient discussion about monitoring

Q. I'd like to know if anyone could recommend a good and reliable bood pressure monitor to use at home. I've recently been diagnosed with very high blood pressure and am now on a perscribed medication for it, Thanks for your time

A. thanks Davina, appreciate your time.

Q. does anyone have experience with a continuous blood glucose monitor?

A. Hi Mick, i did upload following document. Even if there is no copyright on it, I would love that you respect it. Use it for yourself and share it with your friends and nothing more. Thank you! You have to understand the whole thing first about Diabetes type 1 and/or type 2:

www.pulsarsystems.ch/Diabetes.pdf

If you have any question about this article just ask me. I know this doctor personally and I wrote also already letters to newspapers about this topic which have been published.

We have to understand first what this handout express. Take it easy, I had also little difficulty to believe how simple in fact it is. People here has to understand fundamental things about food qualities. The faster you understand, the better you will manage your health and your life! Go for it Mick!

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