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Janene H. Fuerch, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neonatology at Stanford University Medical Center, as well as an innovator, educator, researcher and physician entrepreneur. She has an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Brown University and a medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine at SUNY Buffalo. At Stanford University she completed a pediatrics residency, neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship and the Byers Center for Biodesign Innovation Fellowship. She is the Assistant Director of the Stanford Biodesign Faculty Innovation Fellowship, Assistant Director for the UCSF-Stanford Pediatric Device Consortium funded by the FDA and core faculty at the Center for Pediatric and Perinatal Education or CAPE (a specialized simulation center at Stanford). Janene conducts simulation and debriefing training programs for international audiences and has developed the first on-line debriefing curriculum. She is also the co-founder of Emme - a women’s reproductive health company. Her research focuses on the following areas: utilization of a simulated environment to develop and test neonatal medical devices, neonatal resuscitation, human factors and debriefing. Janene is passionate about improving the health of women and children through medical device innovation and research.
Current methods of bedside data display in intensive care units requires healthcare professionals to assimilate multiple sources of data located in separate physical and virtual locations in order to respond to time sensitive changes in clinical status. Such a system fails to facilitate pattern recognition essential for the trainee learning experience; thus is suboptimal for both ensuring patient safety and enhancing skill acquisition. Other high-risk industries have developed strategies to address these safety and human performance issues. In the commercial aviation industry, flight cockpits are designed to facilitate expedient assimilation of time sensitive data (“the glass cockpit”) and their implementation has been shown to reduce crew mental workload, prevent accidents/errors and enhance cost savings. Such a strategy may yield similar results when applied in healthcare. The aim of this study is to evaluate if simultaneous data display (patient problem list, vital sign trends/current vital signs, pertinent laboratory results, and most recent radiographs) at the patient bedside improves diagnostic accuracy and efficiency in a simulated neonatal intensive care environment.
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