Digitizing fluid balance monitoring may offer a solution for optimizing patient care

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Precise fluid balance monitoring is essential for patient treatment, as incorrect fluid balance can lead to disorders.

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the accuracy of the digital technology LICENSE (LIquid balanCE moNitoring SystEm) for fluid balance charting and compare it to the standard method (SM) to determine its usability in clinical practice.

METHODS: This prospective study included 20 patients. The results from LICENSE were compared to those from SM and a reference measurement (manual weight of fluids, RM). Three LICENSE devices were used for urine output, intravenous fluids, and oral fluid intake. The accuracy of methods was evaluated using Bland Altman plots.

RESULTS: The mean difference between LICENSE and RM was less than 2 millilitres (p= 0.031 and p= 0.047), whereas the mean difference between SM and RM was 6.6 ml and 10.8 ml (p< 0.0001). The range between the upper and lower limits of agreement was between 16.4 and 27.8 ml for LICENSE measurements and 25.2 and 52 ml for SM.

CONCLUSION: LICENSE is comparable to or more accurate than the standard method for fluid balance monitoring. The use of LICENSE may improve the accuracy of fluid balance measurements. Further research is needed to evaluate its feasibility in daily clinical practice.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)1111-1122
Antal sider12
TidsskriftTechnology and Health Care
Vol/bind32
Udgave nummer2
Tidlig onlinedato21 sep. 2023
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2024

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