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Axis network cameras take care of the little patients’ safe sleep
I.Mościcki Hospital in Chorzow implements telemedicine solutions in the diagnosis of respiratory disorders using Axis products
“Equipping the diagnostic stations of the Sleep Laboratory with digital video metrics has improved the quality of testing and the ease of my work. As a doctor remotely analyzing the testing, I obtained the possibility of visual control of the quality of work performed by the technical personnel. The fact that the Axis cameras which we use register images in infrared connected with light optics enables me to verify breathing incidents and sleep disorders which I first mark on the physiological parameters diagrams.“ Dr Maciej Tażbirek, PhD.
I.Mościcki Hospital in Chorzow, Hospital for Children and Adults – Sleep Laboratory: A private hospital whose main area of activity is otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat disorders) for adults and children. The Sleep Laboratory operating in the Hospital is a leading organization in the country in which breathing and sleeping structure disorders are diagnosed and treated. Appropriate diagnostics and, in the case of detecting disorders, quick commencement of treatment are the key factors for appropriate prevention of apnea consequences.
Aiming at creating PSG testing quality standards in the country, the Sleep Laboratory adopted the strict guidelines of the American Sleep Academy - AASM 2008. These guidelines require registration of numerous physiological parameters, such as blood oxygen levels, heart function, brain and muscle electrical activity and video monitoring of the whole test in infrared during sleep. The Hospital uses Philips/Respironics diagnostic stations which require the possibility of obtaining coded connection with cameras, remote steering of the camera’s position as well as automatic switching of day/night modes, which quickly led to the implementation of Axis solutions.
AXIS 214 PTZ Network Cameras provided the medical personnel supervising the night testing with the possibility of non-invasive monitoring of the diagnosed patients. This is crucial because each visit to the patient’s room can influence the results of the tests. Monitoring of the youngest patients allows for quick reaction of the medical personnel in the event the child awakes, as a hospital stay is always connected with stress. The video records, synchronized with the registration of physiological parameters, improve the quality of diagnostics.