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      Quick Response Codes to Instantiate Interactive Medical Device Instructions For Display on a Smartphone


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      Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017) (HCI)

      digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive

      3 - 6 July 2017

      Usability, Medical Devices, Instructions, Quick Response Codes

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          Usability is an increasingly important factor within the field of healthcare and medical device development. One of the main issues with the usability of medical devices is their complex nature. Therefore, it is vital that comprehensive and clear instructions are provided to aid in the operation of these devices. While paper-based instructions are commonly provided, they have many disadvantages which can be addressed by interactive digital instructions. Moreover, in an era of pervasive computing, it is important to provide these instructions at the point of need. This can be done using a Quick Response code and a smartphone which allows for interactive instructions to be instantly accessible. This paper presents a case study and a working prototype to test the utility of interactive medical device instructions accessed by a QR code attached to the medical device.

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            Adverse drug events are the single leading threat to patient safety. Human factors engineering has been repeatedly proposed, but largely untested, as the key to improving patient safety. The value of this approach was investigated in the context of a commercially available patient-controlled analgesia device that has been linked with several alleged patient injuries and deaths. Several reports have stated that errors in programming drug concentration were made during these adverse drug events. A simulation of the commercially available interface was compared experimentally with a simulated prototype of a new interface designed according to a human factors process. Professional nurses, averaging over 5 years of clinical experience with the commercially available interface and only minimal experience with the new interface, programmed both interfaces. The new interface eliminated drug concentration errors, whereas the simulated commercially available interface did not. Also, the new interface led to significantly fewer total errors and faster performance. These findings may have broad implications for the design, regulation, and procurement of biomedical devices, products, or systems that improve patient safety in clinical settings.
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              Integration of human factors and ergonomics during medical device design and development: it's all about communication.

              Manufacturers of interactive medical devices, such as infusion pumps, need to ensure that devices minimise the risk of unintended harm during use. However, development teams face challenges in incorporating Human Factors. The aim of the research reported here was to better understand the constraints under which medical device design and development take place. We report the results of a qualitative study based on 19 semi-structured interviews with professionals involved in the design, development and deployment of interactive medical devices. A thematic analysis was conducted. Multiple barriers to designing for safety and usability were identified. In particular, we identified barriers to communication both between the development organisation and the intended users and between different teams within the development organisation. We propose the use of mediating representations. Artefacts such as personas and scenarios, known to provide integration across multiple perspectives, are an essential component of designing for safety and usability.

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                July 2017
                July 2017
                : 1-7
                Ulster University

                Belfast, N. Ireland
                Cirdan Imaging Ltd.

                Lisburn, N. Ireland
                © Patterson et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of British HCI 2017 – Digital Make-Believe. Sunderland, UK.

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                Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)
                Sunderland, UK
                3 - 6 July 2017
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                digital make-believe, with delegates considering our expansive
                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
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                Electronic Workshops in Computing


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