Computer-assisted communication for critically ill patients: a pilot study.

  title={Computer-assisted communication for critically ill patients: a pilot study.},
  author={Maurizio Miglietta and Grant V. Bochicchio and Thomas M. Scalea},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={57 3},
BACKGROUND Critically ill nonverbal patients often have limited means of communication through eye-blinking, communication cards, and occasionally writing. We evaluated a novel computer communication device to determine its clinical utility as an alternative form of communication between patients and hospital staff. METHODS We conducted a prospective pilot study to evaluate a communication system (LifeVoice) for intubated nonverbal trauma patients. Patients and hospital staff completed… CONTINUE READING

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