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Could the Internet of Things Be Used to Enhance Student Nurses’ Experiences in a Disaster Simulation?

Published

Author(s)

Jeffrey M. Voas, Phillip Laplante, Nancy Laplante

Abstract

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create many opportunities for enhancing human lives, particularly, in healthcare. In this paper we illustrate how an IoT enabled tracking system can help in a special kind of healthcare setting, that is, in the case of a disaster. We briefly describe the disaster situation and a method for modeling certain aspects of the event. We then discuss the implementation of a simple WiFi capable barcode tracking system to enable responders, authorities and families to track victims in the wake of the disaster. We further describe a nursing simulation which will be conducted to create experiences and identify concerns in preparation for real implementation of such a system.
Citation
Journal of Nursing Informatics
Volume
22
Issue
Winter 2018

Keywords

Internet of Things, disaster management, bar coding, RFID

Citation

Voas, J. , Laplante, P. and Laplante, N. (2018), Could the Internet of Things Be Used to Enhance Student Nurses’ Experiences in a Disaster Simulation?, Journal of Nursing Informatics, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=921212 (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created February 27, 2018, Updated April 26, 2018