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Research Progress of Wearable Devices in Predicting the Risk of a Stress Injury in Surgical Patients

Mei Bian1, Yujuan Peng1, Wen Shi2,*, Xiaolan Guo1, Xin Yang1

1School of Nursing, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, China.

2Department of Anesthesiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Air Force Medical University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

*Corresponding author: Wen Shi

Published: 3 July 2023 How to cite this paper


The incidence of stress injury in surgical patients can be as high as 8.1%-54.8%. The occurrence of stress injury will increase patients' physiological and psychological burdens, prolong the hospital stay, and affect the prognosis. Accurate evaluation and prevention of surgical stress injury are very important. The existing assessment of surgical stress injury is mainly a self-rating scale, the data lack objectivity and large error. Wearable devices have the characteristics of mobility, sustainability, wearability, simple operation, and interactivity. It has been widely used in disease monitoring and management and can help medical staff analyze the condition’s change, and the effect is good. Therefore, this article aims to summarize the application of wearable devices in pressure injuries in surgical patients, and provide a review from the mechanisms of wearable devices in pressure injury and assessment, the predictive role of wearable devices in pressure injury identification and assessment, and the advantages and challenges of wearable devices in pressure injury identification. The aim is to provide new ideas for medical staff to manage pressure injuries in surgical patients, ensure patient surgical safety.

KEYWORDS: Stress injury, Accurate evaluation, Wearable devices


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How to cite this paper

Mei Bian, Yujuan Peng, Wen Shi, Xiaolan Guo, Xin Yang. Research Progress of Wearable Devices in Predicting the Risk of a Stress Injury in Surgical Patients. International Journal of Medicine Frontiers, 2023, 6(2), 34-42.

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