Pilot Testing the Augmentech Body Position Sensor on the Morbidly Obese Patient

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308279
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pilot Testing the Augmentech Body Position Sensor on the Morbidly Obese Patient
Author(s):
Hand, Mark Charles
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Nu
Author Details:
Mark Charles Hand, RN,BSN,MSN, handm@ecu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Augmentech Body Position Sensor (ABPS), a device for monitoring patient repositioning, was tested for use in morbidly obese patients.  Specific aims were to: determine whether there was correspondence between data on patient turning and repositioning from the ABPS and data gathered through human observation; determine whether the ABPS is an acceptable instrument for measuring body movements in morbidly obese patients in terms of ease of use, comfort and ability to stay in place.  A descriptive study was conducted.  Data from the ABPS recording patients’ body positions were compared with data from videotapes taken of the same patients during the same time period.  The Sleep Center of a tertiary care facility in the southeastern United States was used.  Ten participants with BMI ≥30 were selected from patients referred to the Sleep Center for polysomnography.  Positioning the device on the patient’s thigh, data were collected from midnight until discharge.  Videotapes taken of the same patient during the same time period were examined for changes in body position over time.  There was a strong correspondence between the videotaped data and the ABPS data.  The device was comfortable and not irritating to the patient.  The APBS can be a useful measure for determining changes in body position but further study should be undertaken to test other sites for placement.
Keywords:
immobility; repositioning; morbidly obese patients
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePilot Testing the Augmentech Body Position Sensor on the Morbidly Obese Patienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHand, Mark Charlesen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Nuen_GB
dc.author.detailsMark Charles Hand, RN,BSN,MSN, handm@ecu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308279-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>The Augmentech Body Position Sensor (ABPS), a device for monitoring patient repositioning, was tested for use in morbidly obese patients.  Specific aims were to: determine whether there was correspondence between data on patient turning and repositioning from the ABPS and data gathered through human observation; determine whether the ABPS is an acceptable instrument for measuring body movements in morbidly obese patients in terms of ease of use, comfort and ability to stay in place.  A descriptive study was conducted.  Data from the ABPS recording patients’ body positions were compared with data from videotapes taken of the same patients during the same time period.  The Sleep Center of a tertiary care facility in the southeastern United States was used.  Ten participants with BMI ≥30 were selected from patients referred to the Sleep Center for polysomnography.  Positioning the device on the patient’s thigh, data were collected from midnight until discharge.  Videotapes taken of the same patient during the same time period were examined for changes in body position over time.  There was a strong correspondence between the videotaped data and the ABPS data.  The device was comfortable and not irritating to the patient.  The APBS can be a useful measure for determining changes in body position but further study should be undertaken to test other sites for placement.en_GB
dc.subjectimmobilityen_GB
dc.subjectrepositioningen_GB
dc.subjectmorbidly obese patientsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:15Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:15Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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