Advances in human aspects of healthcare by Vincent G Duffy

By Vincent G Duffy

''This publication discusses how human components and ergonomics ideas might be utilized to enhance caliber, protection, potency, and effectiveness in sufferer care. the themes will contain the layout of labor environments to enhance pride and healthiness of sufferers, healthcare services, and pros. The application of this quarter of analysis is to assist the layout of platforms and units for potent and secure healthcare Read more...

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It involves the redesign of work organization concepts with regard to ICT, ward communication, supply logistics, catering and visiting policies for the general wards. 2 Project organization Co-design projects need careful management to ensure participants’ commitment and motivation and the implementation of resulting concepts. , 2006). Swing has a steering committee consisting of an experienced product designer/researcher, experienced in co-design (one of the authors), a business process redesign manager, a building project manager, an ICT advisor, a nurse who is also a member of the nursing advise council, two ward team leaders, a nursing process specialist and a business unit manager.

Signals are sampled with a sampling frequency of 256 Hz. The 16 bit ADC has a voltage resolution of 50µV, corresponding to a 30nV resolution before amplification. 3V Li-ion battery. After preprocessing and sampling, signals are transmitted to the laptop using a Bluetooth connection. A GUI allows data real time visualization and memorization, signals preprocessing and extraction of FECG and fetal heart rate (FHR). 2 Miniaturization and performances improvement Many efforts were spent in reducing dimensions and power consumption of the device.

4c is the extracted FECG signal. After that, fetal and maternal QRS are detected using a template matching approach (Fig. 4d). , 2011). 3 DATA ACQUISITION Telefetal Care was tested at the Università degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy, on 4 pregnant subjects between the 30th and the 34th week of gestation, after informed consent. The subjects were sitting on a chair and were asked to stay still. The system allowed a reliable recording of Fetal ECG and precise detection of fetal and maternal QRS.

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