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Keywords

Simulation, Smart devices, Smart infusion pump, User satisfaction

 

Authors

  1. ELIAS, BETH L. PhD, MS
  2. MOSS, JACQUELINE A. PhD, RN, FAAN
  3. SHIH, ALAN PhD
  4. DILLAVOU, MARCUS

Abstract

Medical device user interfaces are increasingly complex, resulting in a need for evaluation in clinicallyaccurate settings. Simulation of these interfaces can allow for evaluation, training, and use for research without the risk of harming patients and with a significant cost reduction over using the actual medical devices. This pilot project was phase 1 of a study to define and evaluate a methodology for development of simulated medical device interface technology to be used for education, device development, and research. Digital video and audio recordings of interface interactions were analyzed to develop a model of a smart intravenous medication infusion pump user interface. This model was used to program a high-fidelity simulated smart intravenous medication infusion pump user interface on an inexpensive netbook platform.