Medical Distress Alert System Using Rfid Technology Essay

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MEDICAL DISTRESS ALERT SYSTEM USING RFID TECHNOLOGY BY OCHU EMMANUEL Matric No: 129099008 Department of Biomedical Engineering Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi-araba, Lagos. PROJECT REPORT JUNE, 2015 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION: 1.0 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The rate of Mortality in the health care sector is most times caused by delayed response to patients in the various wards of a medical centre of which an increase in the number of nurses to patients’ ratio will only have a minor effect to cushion this. therefore, a distress alert system goes a long way in dealing with such occurrence in the health sector thereby decreasing the rate of mortality which in turn gives a level of assurance to patients in the medical centers. Over time electric bells are being used to establish a call link between patients and Nurses at the Nurse stations, this is always situated at the bedside of the patient but as time went by upgrades were being made to this based on the level of technology at different points in time. Having substantially explored the world of Technology I came across a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Technology which I feel if integrated to the medical distress alert system will go a long way in being able avail ease to patient while the medical personnel can as well track record of patients in the wards while a concrete database system can be actualized being updated from time to time without stress

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