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Use of a smartwatch as a remote monitoring device during transport to, and inside, a computed tomography suite

Use of a smartwatch as a remote monitoring device during transport to, and inside, a computed... A 32‐year‐old woman diagnosed with a diffuse infiltrating frontal glioma was scheduled to undergo computed tomography (CT) guided stereotactic biopsy. The plan was for awake surgery with dexmedetomidine sedation for patient comfort and scalp block for analgesia.On the day of the procedure, standard vital signs monitoring was applied and the availability of backup resuscitation drugs and equipment was confirmed. A bilateral scalp block was performed with a mix of 6 mg.kg−1 lignocaine 2% with adrenaline and 2 mg.kg−1 of bupivacaine 0.5% to facilitate fixation of the stereotactic frame. The patient was then planned to be transported to the CT scan suite in a wheelchair. Due to the unavailability of a functional portable monitor with battery backup, a smartwatch (Boat® Xtend, Imagine Marketing Limited, Guangzhou, China) capable of pulse rate and oxygen saturation monitoring, was applied on the patient's wrist (Fig. 1). This allowed us to monitor these parameters throughout the transport and scan on a smartphone (Samsung® S9 plus, Samsung Electronics, Noida, India) linked to the watch via Bluetooth. The accompanying doctors were able to remain outside in the observation room and avoid exposure to ionising radiation. Visual clinical assessment of the patient was conducted regularly throughout. The patient was then transported http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anaesthesia Reports Wiley

Use of a smartwatch as a remote monitoring device during transport to, and inside, a computed tomography suite

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Wiley
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2022 © Association of Anaesthetists
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2637-3726
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10.1002/anr3.12189
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Abstract

A 32‐year‐old woman diagnosed with a diffuse infiltrating frontal glioma was scheduled to undergo computed tomography (CT) guided stereotactic biopsy. The plan was for awake surgery with dexmedetomidine sedation for patient comfort and scalp block for analgesia.On the day of the procedure, standard vital signs monitoring was applied and the availability of backup resuscitation drugs and equipment was confirmed. A bilateral scalp block was performed with a mix of 6 mg.kg−1 lignocaine 2% with adrenaline and 2 mg.kg−1 of bupivacaine 0.5% to facilitate fixation of the stereotactic frame. The patient was then planned to be transported to the CT scan suite in a wheelchair. Due to the unavailability of a functional portable monitor with battery backup, a smartwatch (Boat® Xtend, Imagine Marketing Limited, Guangzhou, China) capable of pulse rate and oxygen saturation monitoring, was applied on the patient's wrist (Fig. 1). This allowed us to monitor these parameters throughout the transport and scan on a smartphone (Samsung® S9 plus, Samsung Electronics, Noida, India) linked to the watch via Bluetooth. The accompanying doctors were able to remain outside in the observation room and avoid exposure to ionising radiation. Visual clinical assessment of the patient was conducted regularly throughout. The patient was then transported

Journal

Anaesthesia ReportsWiley

Published: Jul 1, 2022

Keywords: awake neurosurgery; internet of things; remote monitoring; smartwatch

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