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  • 1. Sensors in Medicine <ul><li>Professor Monique Frize, </li></ul><ul><li>P. Eng., O.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Systems and Computer Engineering, </li></ul><ul><li>Carleton University </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa </li></ul>
  • 2. Medical Instrumentation Diagnostic Therapy Monitoring
  • 3. Patient type <ul><li>Emergency medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Operating rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Critical care units </li></ul><ul><li>Obstetrics </li></ul><ul><li>Pediatrics </li></ul><ul><li>Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Palliative care </li></ul>
  • 4. Medical Specialties <ul><li>Medical Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory and pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiology and cardiac surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Neurology and Neurosurgery </li></ul><ul><li>Dialysis and nephrology </li></ul><ul><li>Urology </li></ul><ul><li>Gastro-enterology </li></ul><ul><li>Ophtalmology, ENT (ear, nose and throat) </li></ul>
  • 5. Overview neonatal equipment <ul><li>http://www.neonatalogy.org/tour/equipment.html </li></ul>
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  • 8. Example: Bring a premature, sick baby to CHEO from Iqualuit <ul><li>NEEDS: </li></ul><ul><li>The baby stays at CHEO until stabilized and well </li></ul><ul><li>The baby has cardiac and respiration problems, losing heat quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the proper monitoring and care for the infant </li></ul><ul><li>The parents aren’t able to stay for the full five months in Ottawa, therefore find a way to keep parents updated and informed </li></ul>
  • 9. First Step <ul><li>Contact CHEO via phone from the hospital in Iqualuit and notify them about the arrival of the baby and its current status </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain communication during the trip using radio contact </li></ul>
  • 10. Procedure, continued... <ul><li>Use a helicopter for the flight </li></ul><ul><li>During the flight there will be a travel incubator to keep the baby warm </li></ul><ul><li>An apnea monitor will check the baby’s breathing </li></ul><ul><li>An ECG monitor will display the baby’s heart rate </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a paramedic to watch over the baby, as well as the baby’s parents </li></ul><ul><li>A ventilator may be needed and a pulse oximeter </li></ul>
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  • 15. Next Steps at CHEO <ul><li>The baby will be transferred to a stationary incubator in the neonatal intensive care at CHEO, will have the apnea monitor, the cardiac monitor, and ventilator if respiratory problems, oximeter </li></ul><ul><li>The infant is attended on a 24 hour basis by nurses and physicians (neonatalogists) </li></ul><ul><li>There are automatic alarms to notify of problems </li></ul><ul><li>The baby’s parents will be close to their baby for a few nights </li></ul>
  • 16. After the parents leave... <ul><li>The parents will stay in touch with the hospital, by using the internet and the phone </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a video monitor so the family will be able to see their baby </li></ul><ul><li>The parents will be updated about their baby’s progress </li></ul><ul><li>The internet web site will be secure, along with a password protected access that only parents and the assigned physicians and nurses can access </li></ul>
  • 17. Keeping in touch <ul><li>Bi-Weekly Updates on telephone with doctors. </li></ul><ul><li>Web-cam tapes child 24/7, and is broadcasted to the family over the internet, using a password protected site, that only the family and hospital are able to access and update, constantly. </li></ul><ul><li>And frequent emails updating the family on infant’s specific condition </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to baby/sing to baby through internet technology or telephone </li></ul>
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