we have added the display of vital signs for nutrition and respiration as a new feature in the ALS app. The current version of the ALS app (version 4.0.8) is available for download free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play. We would like to briefly introduce the new display of vital signs.
My vital signs
Vital signs are measurements that record important bodily functions. The most important vital signs in ALS are respiration and nutrition – measured by the Body mass index, the Vital capacity of the lungs and the Cough Tip Push. These vital signs provide important information for nutrition and ventilation therapy in ALS. In the ALS app, the values are displayed over time as a diagram and table in the “My vital signs” area. The values can be entered via your ALS app or your patient account in the outpatient care portal. The values are entered by yourself, by the treatment team in your ALS outpatient clinic or via our data management.
The body size is needed for the determination of the body mass index (BMI). With the help of the BMI, an assessment of the nutritional requirements and the provision of suitable nutritional products can be made.