US 11,051,768 B1
Determining when to emit an alarm
Douglas S. McNair, Leawood, KS (US)
Assigned to CERNER INNOVATION, INC., Kansas City, KS (US)
Filed by Cerner Innovation, Inc., Kansas City, KS (US)
Filed on Dec. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/855,032.
Application 15/855,032 is a division of application No. 14/481,436, filed on Sep. 9, 2014, granted, now 10,653,368.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/875,344, filed on Sep. 9, 2013.
Int. Cl. G01N 33/48 (2006.01); G01N 33/50 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/00 (2006.01); A61M 16/04 (2006.01); A61B 5/01 (2006.01); A61B 5/03 (2006.01); A61B 5/145 (2006.01); A61B 5/021 (2006.01); A61B 5/0205 (2006.01); A61B 5/024 (2006.01); A61B 5/08 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/746 (2013.01) [A61B 5/01 (2013.01); A61B 5/021 (2013.01); A61B 5/02055 (2013.01); A61B 5/031 (2013.01); A61B 5/14542 (2013.01); A61B 5/486 (2013.01); A61B 5/4839 (2013.01); A61B 5/4848 (2013.01); A61B 5/726 (2013.01); A61B 5/7264 (2013.01); A61B 5/7282 (2013.01); A61M 16/0051 (2013.01); A61M 16/0057 (2013.01); A61M 16/04 (2013.01); A61B 5/024 (2013.01); A61B 5/0816 (2013.01); A61M 2205/15 (2013.01); A61M 2205/18 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Non-transitory Computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that when executed, facilitate a method of clinical decision-making, the method comprising:
monitoring input from at least one medical device, wherein the input is representative of a first physiological variable of a patient;
generating a time series of the first physiological variable based on the input from the at least one medical device;
forming a first fractal dimension estimate generated from the first physiological variable over a first time interval included in the times series;
forming a second fractal dimension estimate generated from the first physiological variable over a second time interval included in the time series;
generating a decision statistic based on the first fractal dimension estimate and the second fractal dimension estimate;
forming a physiological variable decision statistic from the time series of the first physiological variable;
generating an alarm indication based at least in part on said decision statistic and said physiological variable decision statistic, wherein the alarm indication causes an audio or visual notification to be generated by a computer output device; and
providing information related to said alarm indication for presentation to a clinician on the computer output device.