I was recently asked to give a talk to the second year biomedical engineering students at UCL on the practicalities of med tech design. Immediately I thought of patient alarms. On a daily basis, I lose count of the number of times I turn off false alarms. The annoyance reaches such a level that patients also … Continue reading Patient monitoring alarms…. annoying but needed
Meetings with shubz has turned into a weekly ritual. My postgrad is looming and we are getting close to a finished product. Shubz has not only coded the front end he has made the pages responsive and friendly to mobile usage. I have managed to fuse the backend data models with forms on the pages. … Continue reading I’m late again ….. where does the time go?!
As doctors and nurses we always want to prevent/reduce disease. The introduction of new technology keeps telling us that we will reduce mistakes, treat certain diseases and reduce cost of certain treatment pathways. However, although technology is accelerating at an alarming rate we don’t see patient safety increasing in the same manner. In some years … Continue reading The Peltzman Effect and Patient Safety