Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Impact of Smart Infusion Pumps on Nurse Workload"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Human Factors, Data Analytics, Healthcare
Project Description:
Infusion pumps are medical devices that deliver medication, fluids, and nutrients in a precise, timely, and controlled manner that is critical to patient care. These devices are found ubiquitously across the healthcare system, ranging from operating rooms and clinics to in-home patient use. Although they often provide critical and often-times life-saving care to patients for illnesses that span the range from dehydration to cancer treatments, these devices are also a frequent source of patient harm
Expected Student Contributions:
Develop data analytics skills and learn to bridge device data to real-life implications to develop applications to improve healthcare delivery
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Desired Qualifications:
Matlab. Passion for healthcare and smart medical devices.
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Yu, Denny
industrial engineering

Student Supervisor

Denny Yu
Assistant Professor

Cooperating Faculty

Poching DeLaurentis
Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Egnineering