Georgia Tech Wiki for Intensive Care Unit of the Future
COA 8823-DZ (# 86033) / HS 8803 (# 83484) / CS 8803-HEF (# 90909)
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Final Projects
- 2.1 Tran-Space
- 2.2 Disappearing Disposal
- 2.3 EduCare
- 2.4 Family Matters!
- 2.5 Patient Connect
- 2.6 First, Do no harm!
- 2.7 We were priorly called "House in a Box". We have changed the title to First, Do No Harm! to suit our aims and objectives.
- 2.8 Improving and Verifying Patient Handoffs
- 2.9 NDA - Nurse Digital Assistant
- 2.10 RFID in the ICU
- 2.11 Virtual Concierge: Visitor Orientation and Access
- 2.12 From Family with Love
- 2.13 Close the Loop: The Nurse Interruption Management Uniform
- 2.14 Touch less Hygiene Supply Dispenser
- 2.15 iParameters
- 3 Editing this Wiki
The main objective of this interdisciplinary course HS8803/COA8823/CS8803 is to design and develop the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Future .
The course is mainly intended for the students to
1. To experience and learn techniques for successful interdisciplinary design
2. To be exposed to the unique challenges of healthcare design
3. To learn the importance of environment in the healing process
4. To understand the roles and skills of multiple disciplines in the design process including: the architect, the systems engineer, computer/technology engineer, and the clinician
1. Jeremy Ackerman, MD PhD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University
2. David Cowan, Program Director and Executive in Residence at HSI
3. Ellen Yi-Luen Do, PhD. Associate Professor, Joint Appointments in College of Architecture & College of Computing
4. Craig Zimring, PhD. Professor of architecture and Psychology
HS8803/COA8823/CS8803 carries 3.000 credit hours of Lecture and is jointly handled by the Health Systems Institute at Georgia Tech and the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, Atlanta. Please read the Georgia Tech's Course Critique tool for a clear idea about the scores earned by the students in the previous semesters.
First part of the class is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4.30 - 6.00 pm in the Mgnt 224 classroom.
Second part of the class for Design Build is in the Health Systems Institute, 822 West Peachtree Street HSI location map
Please consult Georgia Tech Map for the exact location.
For weekly schedule, check out the  on the left.
Team - Amyruth, Leang, Chauncey
Abstract: EduCare is a multi-functional in-room communication support device and education tool to improve family satisfaction by enhancing 2-way information flow between doctors and family members. Family members pre-submit questions to be answered during scheduled sessions with the doctor, which are recorded and uploaded to the History log to be viewed remotely by any family members with access to the system.
Blurb: Patient Connect facilitates both one way as well as two way secure communication between the patients and the family members to provide a personal touch at times when they cannot be physically present besides the patient. Both, the patient and the family can initiate/disable communication as required and the patient is provided with a friendly interface to do so. In case of emergencies, the hospital staff have complete control over the system.
Patient Connect Poster : media:Patient Connect Poster.pdf
Patient Connect Flyer : media:Patient Connect Flyer.pdf
Patient Connect Report : media:Patient Connect Report.pdf
Patient Connect Presentation : media:Patient Connect Presentation.pdf
We were priorly called "House in a Box". We have changed the title to First, Do No Harm! to suit our aims and objectives.
First, Do No Harm! is a system that is built with the motive of helping doctors achieve their Hippocratic goal of never harming the patient by any inadvertent errors, due to lack/oversight of critical data at the right time. Our system may also be called "First, Do kNOw Harm!" in that sense, as it exists to warn and inform about effects of the Doctors actions.
The design facilitates the isolation of important, relevant, critical portions of patient records collected at different levels during patient care which otherwise is a very tiresome task. Our system involves a learning approach using semantic analysis of text and relevance search engine capable of parsing through large portions of data to isolate critical text.
Click on the image below for the blurb of our project.
Abstract: Improving and Verifying Patient Handoffs / Correctness of Handoffs
Patient Handoffs are one of the many complicated tasks in an healthcare environment. A small mistake on the part of a nurse can cause a patient his life. We aim to verify the handoffs for correctness and also help make it an efficient process. Come, enjoy the experience!
Poster - media: NDAposter.jpg
Blurb: RFID in the ICU is a system designed to be used in hospitals to increase transparency for the flow of supplies throughout the department and allow for dynamically update par levels of inventory supplies in the ICU. Passive RFID tags are placed upon supplies that are traditionally billed to patients and departments. RFID readers are placed at strategic locations throughout the ICU, including the supply room and patient rooms. As supplies are transferred from the supply room to patient rooms and throughout the department, real-time inventory adjustments are made. In conjunction with the RFIDs, a process is utilized to adapt a combination of variables such as current inventory stock and current patient conditions to adjust par levels to reduce the risk of running out of supplies.
About Us: It's hard for the entry of Intensive Care Units to be welcoming, secure, and easily findable. We have integrated the elements of an ICU’s entry point and created a solution that will make it easy to find and welcoming, but still secure. It incorporates clear, simple way finding, as well as communicates important directions or concerns to both the first time visitor, as well as the repeat visitors - who may have different needs. We have focused our attention on adult ICUs.
ICU rooms often are dreary, alien environments to patients. From Family with Love is an interface for these patients that allows the patient's family and friends to build a "home" atmosphere in the ICU room. Family and friends can upload pictures and messages, which are then organized and presented to the patient with a projector and screen built into the patient's room. The interface is non-intrusive to the patient's care, clean, and easy to use for both patient and family.
Intrusions by other people, a major cause of nurse interruption, have been shown to increase medication errors, raise stress levels and decrease productivity in task completion, yet current intrusion prevention strategies are limited in scope, performance, and understandability. Our project proposes digital and analog options for a wearable nurse availability indicator, broadening the current use of no-interruption strategies to several other areas of nursing practice.
Presentation - Media:Presentation Slides (Close the Loop).ppt
Poster - Media:Poster (Close the Loop).pdf
Brochure - Media:Brochure (Close the Loop).pdf
Call-out diagram - Media:Call Out (Close the Loop).jpg
Touch less Hygiene Supply Dispenser is designed to keep the supplies stored in the patient room infection free. Often, the supplies in the patient rooms in ICU’s especially in the burn ICU’s are discarded due to the risk of spread of infections. Any supplies whose surface cannot be wiped down need to be discarded. Touch less Hygiene Supply Dispenser solves this problem by isolating the supplies from the room environment but at the same time making them easily accessible for use.
Report - Media:THSD_-_Project_Report.pdf
Paper - Media:THSD_-_Project_Paper.pdf
Poster - Media:THSD_-_Project_Poster.pdf
Flyer - Media:THSD_-_Project_Flyer.pdf
Final Presentation - Media:finalproject.ppt
Alarm fatigue experienced by hospital staff when ICU alarms are not configured to the individual patient either when the patient first arrives to hospital or when the patient's state change during their stay.
Report - Media:report.pdf
Poster - Media:poster.pdf
Flyer - Media:Flyer.pdf
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