Trauma Activation Responsiveness: An RFID-enabled trauma flowsheet

Moein Enayati, Heather Heaton, Rona Wang, Gomathi Marisamy, Nasibeh Zanjirani Farahani, Thomas Hellmich, Kalyan Pasupathy, Brian Kim, David Nestler

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Abstract

Manually documented trauma flow sheets contain critical information regarding trauma resuscitations in the emergency department (ED). The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has enforced certain thresholds on trauma surgeons' arrival time to the trauma bay. Due to the complex and fast-paced ED environment, this information can be easily overlooked or erroneously recorded, affecting compliance with ACS standards. This paper is a retrospective study conducted at a Level I trauma center equipped with an RFID system to investigate an automated solution to evaluate and improve the accuracy of measuring trauma surgeons' response time to the highest level (red) trauma activations.Clinical Relevance - Demonstration of timely response to trauma activations is required for ACS verification. As real-time location systems become more prevalent, they may improve a hospital's ability to report accurate response times for trauma team activations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEnabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5718-5721
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728119908
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020
Event42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 20 2020Jul 24 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2020-July
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/20/207/24/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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