Can IT health-care applications improve the medication tray-filling process at hospital wards? An exploratory study using eye-tracking and stress response

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Publikationens författare: Natalia Dias Rodriguez, Johan Lilius, Riitta Danielsson-Ojala, Hanna Pirinen, Lotta Kauhanen, Sanna Salanterä, Sebu Björklund, Joachim Majors, Kimmo Rautanen, Tapio Salakoski, Ilona Tuominen
Redaktörer: Neto, Augusto Venâncio and Neuman de Souza, José
Publiceringsår: 2014
Förläggare: IEEE Computer Society Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Moderpublikationens namn: 16th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services (Healthcom)
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 423
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 428
ISBN: 978-1-4799-6644-8


Abstrakt

Filling medication trays and dispensing them at
hospital wards is a painstaking, time-consuming and tedious
task involving searching for medication in large shelves, double
checking in the daily filled tray that the appearance, amount and
concentration of each medication corresponds to the prescription,
as well as analysing the timing conditions, among other details.
Finally, if needed, finding equivalent compounds containing no
secondary effects is also crucial, as well as being aware of
the dynamically changing treatments in patients located, e.g.,
in surgery wards. Once the tray is filled, similar concerns and
checks need to be done before dispensing the medication to the
patient. We conducted a pilot in two university hospital wards
using eye-tracking glasses and stress response to assess the tasks
that take time the most and are most meticulous or stressing for
the nurses. The aim is to use the findings to implement a mobile
application that helps saving time and proneness to errors daily
in such complex nursing procedures.
Index Terms—eye-tracking, stress, filling medication tray, hospital,
dispensing, nurse, eHealth
Filling medication trays and dispensing them at
hospital wards is a painstaking, time-consuming and tedious
task involving searching for medication in large shelves, double
checking in the daily filled tray that the appearance, amount and
concentration of each medication corresponds to the prescription,
as well as analysing the timing conditions, among other details.
Finally, if needed, finding equivalent compounds containing no
secondary effects is also crucial, as well as being aware of
the dynamically changing treatments in patients located, e.g.,
in surgery wards. Once the tray is filled, similar concerns and
checks need to be done before dispensing the medication to the
patient. We conducted a pilot in two university hospital wards
using eye-tracking glasses and stress response to assess the tasks
that take time the most and are most meticulous or stressing for
the nurses. The aim is to use the findings to implement a mobile
application that helps saving time and proneness to errors daily
in such complex nursing procedures.
Index Terms—eye-tracking, stress, filling medication tray, hospital,
dispensing, nurse, eHealth.


Nyckelord

Eye tracking, medication administration, Stress responses

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