RFID in the ICU

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Each group provide: 1) current group name; 2) group members and emails; 3) Current problem statement--succinct "elevator" talk that provides the specific problem that you're solving; 4)Description of the solution with relevant sketches; 5) Work plan: milestones for each class between now and Dec 9, with a description of what each person will do; 6) Resources needs: materials, input, expertise and who on your team will be responsible for acquiring them; 7) Main faculty coach you request

Current group name

RFID in the ICU

Group members and emails

Temidayo Yembra – tyembra3@gatech.edu

Sarah Manning – smanning@gatech.edu

Stephanie Allen - stephanie.allen@gatech.edu

Sukanya Bhattacharya - msukanya1@gmail.com

Current problem statement

Nurses spend excessive time retrieving supplies from the supply room, and there is a lack of transparency for supply & medication flow throughout the department and in & out of patient rooms.

Description of the solution with relevant sketches

Currently when a supply is taken from an omni cell, a patient is charged whether the supply makes it to the room or not. By tagging our supplies with RFID tags, we are creating a situation where a patient is charged only when the supply enters the room once the supply is picked up by the RFID reader. Once leaving a supply leaves a supply room and is read by the RFID readers, this would also provide information about the supply in what we call an "In Transit" stage which is currently not in place.

Work plan

milestones for each class between now and Dec 9, with a description of what each person will do:

Nov. 7 – Nov 13

Start Use-Case Development, Work on assigned tasks, Refine Report Presentation – Tuesday

Continue Use-Case Development, work on assigned tasks, Refine Report Presentation, Prepare and Send Status Report – Thursday

Nov 14 – Nov 20

Finalize Use-Case Development, Work on assigned tasks, Refine Report Presentation– Tuesday

System Integration and Testing, Refine Report Presentation, Prepare and Send Status Report – Thursday

Nov 21 – Nov 27

Finalize Use-Case Development, Software & RFID Interaction, Refine Report Presentation, Prepare and Send Status Report – Tuesday

Thanksgiving Week

Nov 28 – Dec 2

Tentative Meeting Date – Sunday Construction & Testing of Prototype, Refine Report Presentation – Tuesday

Construction & Testing Prototype, Refine Report Presentation, Turn-in Project – Thursday

Resources needs

materials, input, expertise and who on your team will be responsible for acquiring them; THIS NEEDS TO APPROVED BEFORE ANY PURCHASES 

Hospital supplies - (Stephanie)

RFID tags - (Sarah)

Hardware to attach readers to doorway - (Sukanya)

2 Large monitor displays (Temi)

2 RFID readers - (Sukanya)

3M multicolored electrical tapes - (Sarah)

Main faculty coach you request

David Cowan

Draft outline for the final report

Problem statement

Research and Literature

Available solutions

Proposed solution

Future Enhancements

Conclusion

Demo

Various use case scenarios would be shown in cases to what happens when a nurse retrieves an item from the supply room, to what happens to it "in transit", to the point where a patient is billed for a supply.