Computers are used in the aid of adults or premature babies by keeping close checks on them

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Elliot Zeff 12E3

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1a) Computers are used in the aid of adults or premature babies by keeping close checks on them. With adults they might have various sensors on them which measure their heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and other various important things. If any of these become irregular to the patient or irregular of a normal reading an alert would be sounded for attention to be seen to for the patient from a doctor. For a premature baby there would also be various sensors to monitor him or her incase something was to go wrong. If it would the computer could readjust the oxygen level or temperature of the incubator by reading the sensor data. If it was needed the sensors or alarm would then signal for doctors or surgeons to help out the patient should they need medical assistance.

b) Advantages to the patient and the hospital of using computers is that the patients are under a constant 24 hour surveillance which would monitor various life signs instead of having to have a nurse watch over you. Also if minor changes are needed such as a temperature change due to the patient’s temperature rising then the computer would be able to change the room temperature. Also a computer could alert members of staff of the patient’s condition should the patient need assistance.

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2a) Keyhole surgery is the term used to describe particular surgical procedures using a tool which is a wire inserted into the body with a camera on the end to see inside of the body. It also includes various tools to perform procedures which are easier to perform with this tool that for surgeons to carry out the task. The image would be sent back to a computer which would then display the image on the screen so doctors and surgeons can see inside the patient’s body and what is wrong or what might be wrong.

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