A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia

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Abstract

A total of 15,798 snakebite cases in Malaysia have been recorded between year 2010-2014. The snakebite management is crucial; The inappropriate treatment may lead to death, morbidity unnecessary surgical interventions. In Malaysia, the establishment of a Remote Envenomation Consultation Service (RECS) by a group of emergency physicians and clinical toxinologist aims to assist healthcare providers in clinics and hospitals to formulate diagnosis and management of cases related to envenomation or poisoning from land and marine animals. However, current method of consultation via phone calls and short messaging systems can cause difficulties in analyzing patient data and limiting communications between healthcare providers and experts. This paper discusses the RECS consultation process in managing snakebites cases in Malaysia. Improved work processes involve the transformation of services from manual practice to a more effective mobile application. For the effective administration of snakebite management, the accurate diagnosis of the snake species is crucial. Thus, this study also produced a mobile application framework named MyRECS with a rules-based model for identifying snake species based on morphological features. The framework included the process of formulating diagnosis and treatment plans at every stage of clinical management. It is a base for developing a decision support system in the form of mobile applications for other similar research. The MyRECS mobile application framework together with the method of rules-based model implementation will help to identify snake species and it facilitates the implementation of long-distance consultations between experts and healthcare providers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018
EditorsFaizatul Akmar Abdul Nifa, Chong Khai Lin, Azham Hussain
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume2016
ISBN (Print)9780735417342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sep 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018 - Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 10 Apr 201812 Apr 2018

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Other3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityGeorgetown, Penang
Period10/4/1812/4/18

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Malaysia
snakes
decision support systems
physicians
poisoning
emergencies
death
animals
communication
causes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Ashar, A. M., Meng Chun, L., Zainudin, S., & Ismail, A. K. (2018). A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia. In F. A. A. Nifa, C. K. Lin, & A. Hussain (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018 (Vol. 2016). [020086] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5055488

A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia. / Ashar, Adawiyah Md; Meng Chun, Lam; Zainudin, Suhaila; Ismail, Ahmad Khaldun.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018. ed. / Faizatul Akmar Abdul Nifa; Chong Khai Lin; Azham Hussain. Vol. 2016 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018. 020086.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ashar, AM, Meng Chun, L, Zainudin, S & Ismail, AK 2018, A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia. in FAA Nifa, CK Lin & A Hussain (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018. vol. 2016, 020086, American Institute of Physics Inc., 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10/4/18. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5055488
Ashar AM, Meng Chun L, Zainudin S, Ismail AK. A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia. In Nifa FAA, Lin CK, Hussain A, editors, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018. Vol. 2016. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2018. 020086 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5055488
Ashar, Adawiyah Md ; Meng Chun, Lam ; Zainudin, Suhaila ; Ismail, Ahmad Khaldun. / A preliminary study on the decision support mobile application for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Science and Technology, ICAST 2018. editor / Faizatul Akmar Abdul Nifa ; Chong Khai Lin ; Azham Hussain. Vol. 2016 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2018.
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