biological monitoring


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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.

biological monitoring

The testing of biological materials—e.g.,  blood, hair, urine, or breath—to identify toxic exposure (e.g, to lead, arsenic, etc.).
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Biological monitoring is particularly important where workplace substances may be absorbed through the skin, where exposure control relies on respiratory protection, or to identify poor work practices.
In the last decade, the blooming information technology promoted the development of biological monitoring. Computer vision based biological monitoring achieved a great attention from scientist and engineers.
[25] assessed the effectiveness of the respirator on biological monitoring on the health management of lead battery workers.
At present, biological monitoring of exposure to isocyanates is carried out based on the measurement of concentrations of the corresponding amines (4,4'-methylenedianiline - MDA, 2,4-toluenediamine - 2,4-TDA, 2,6-toluenediamine - 2,6-TDA, and 1,6-hexanediamine - HDA) [12-23] in urine or determination of the adducts of diisocyanates with hemoglobin or albumin in blood [14,24-27].
The indices used in this study were widely known and used in such similar studies elsewhere, including Biological Monitoring Working Party Score-[BMWP.sup.THAI] and Average Score Per Taxon-[ASPT.sup.THAI] [12], Shannon-Wiener diversity Index [5], Simpson's Diversity Index, Family Biotic Index-FBI [2, 16].
BACTERIAL AND BIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF IMPAIRED CABIN CREEK, Ryan d.
Covering in turn fundamentals, applications, and future trends, they discuss such topics as the role and significance of reference values in identifying and evaluating trace elements from diet, the role of analytical chemistry in the safety of drug therapy, applying plasma-based techniques to biological monitoring, biomarkers of oxidative stress in plasma and urine, and analytical methodologies and clinical applications of breath analysis.
It is recommended that the biological monitoring program continue to be operated by the CPSA.
In addition, the office is expected to greatly expand EnviroScience's key business area of biological monitoring throughout the Southern U.S.
Only after the authority has conducted hydrologic and biological studies, and aquifer and biological monitoring can they proceed with drawing water, but not all at once.
The biological monitoring tests are not included in the management, are costly and supported by patients (12-14).

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