Interdisciplinary Science
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issue1 (2021-03-31)

遠隔での見守りのための機器・サービスの調査と訪問看護での利用を想定した分類

Sakamoto, Toshio Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems, Okayama University
Hirata, Akina Yell Co., Ltd.
Morita, Mizuki Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in Health Systems, Okayama University
Abstract
This study aims to improve the quality of home nursing care for the elderly. The report presents web-based information about devices and services for remote monitoring and health management using information and communication technology and about how they can improve home care nursing station efficiency in Japan. The search terms "elderly people," "watch over," and "service," plus "sensor" were used to narrow the search. After repeating the search using a chained search for materials and links extracted from those search results, services for home care stations particularly addressing the remote monitoring of elderly people were selected and extracted. Early detection of abnormalities for support by home health nurse responsibilities for observing the general condition of the patient was chosen as the main evaluation index of usefulness. The contractor and service cost were secondary evaluation axes. Results show 9 information communication devices and services for real-time monitoring of the elderly persons’ vital signs in real time for 24 hr, 2 of which are highly useful for early detection of abnormalities and subsequent response. Results suggest that other services might be more useful, depending on how they are used, and that general-purpose services with minimum functions and low cost of introduction and maintenance can provide more opportunities for utilization. Providing these services on a BtoBtoC model and responding to patients’ medical needs can supplement home care nursing station work, increase human resource and time efficiencies, and give patients "the feeling that a nurse is always at their bedside,” even when far away.
Keywords
elderly people
watch over
sensor
in home care support
telenursing
Note
研究ノート(Research Note)
ISSN
2436-3227
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