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Title Automated Patient Care Following Cardiac Surgery
Author(s) Nicholas T. Kouchoukos; Louis B. Sheppard; John W. Kirklin
Source Cardiovascular Clinics, Vol. 3, Pages 110-120
Publication Date 1971
Abstract An IBM 1800 computer was used to monitor, record, and provide therapy in a 4-bed surgical intensive care unit. The computer acquired data directly from monitors, generated pre-op and post-op orders based on the patient's surface area, and automatically controlled intravenous infusions of fluids, blood, and mannitol.


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