• Short Summary

    Patients are connected to computer that monitors their health at Middlesex Hospital.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Volts go nursing".

    Isleworth, Greater London.

    Interior of ward at the Middlesex Hospital. Various shots nurse attending to women patients in beds. Various C/Us nurse taking temperature and pulse rate. The nurse walks over to another patient and fits a special belt round the patient's waist. A wire is then placed under the patient's arm and is connected to the patient's ear. C/U the patient sleeping.

    C/U nurse at "central control panel" (large computer). The nurse dials the patient's allocated number into telephone connected to the computer. Various shots of dials and number boards moving on computer: these tell the nurse the patient's temperature, pulse rate and respiration rate. C/U dials, pan down to nurse writing on patient's chart. C/U the nurse.

    The invention allows a nurse to keep track of whole ward without moving from her desk.

    Note: newspaper cutting on file.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1711.39
    Media URN:
    53186
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1962
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:25:00 / 01:56:31:00
    Canister:
    62/19

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