ECG monitoring, it scope and limitations
No n–invasive blood pressure monitoring
Oscillometry and oscillotonometry
Problems and errors in blood pressure
Measurement and instrumentation
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Home blood pressure monitoring
Doppler ultrasound and echocardiography
Electrical impedance monitoring
Each chapter contains an extensive literature search, and the final chapter covers the general rationale behind medical alarms and discusses their advantages and disadvantages.
The demand today is for non–invasive monitoring methods wherever possible, for patient comfort and to minimize risk and possible litigation. These non–invasive procedures are therefore becoming the most widely used by hospital doctors, general practitioners, hospital and community nurses and midwives, and by all those working in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency care. The up–to–date information in this book, amply illustrated with explanatory line diagrams, will provide all required to perform these procedures with a reassuringly complete and clearly described reference.