Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service

H. A. Chong, Gan Kok Beng

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Abstract

Emergency department is the frontline and critical service of a hospital which provides wide ranges of medical services which includes diagnostic, resuscitation and stabilization components to save life. Triage is a process that assists assistant medical officer to justify condition of patient and arrange appropriate treatment for them. According to The Policy of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Service of Malaysia, all patients who accessing to any treatment in emergency department shall proceed to triage. However, the ongoing crowding of emergency department has led to calls for improvement of triage system to facilitate effectiveness of this process. To overcome this problem, a computerized triage system known as Automated Triage System was developed to perform triage within time limitation for each patient and consistent triage decision. Automated triage system could improve quality of service and reduce costs due to misappropriate of resources. The developed system consists of biomedical modules, graphical user interface (GUI) using Microsoft Visual Studio and triage decision making algorithm. This system acquires vital signs, syndrome and chief complaint from patient. The acquired data will be analyzed using triage decision making algorithm and triage level of a patient will be reported instantly. All information and patient records will be stored in database for future reference. Finally, an automated triage system has been designed and developed to assists assistant medical officer to perform triage assessment in Emergency Room. This system can provide accurate and specific triage output compared to the one done by assistant medical officer. The average time taken to perform the triage assessment using this system is around 6 minutes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages642-645
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028894
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 14 Nov 201616 Nov 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period14/11/1616/11/16

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emergencies
Decision making
Emergency rooms
Resuscitation
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Graphical user interfaces
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resuscitation
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crowding
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Keywords

  • Automated triage system
  • Emergency medical service
  • Graphical user interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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Chong, H. A., & Kok Beng, G. (2017). Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service. In 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016 (pp. 642-645). [7888125] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888125

Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service. / Chong, H. A.; Kok Beng, Gan.

2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 642-645 7888125.

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

Chong, HA & Kok Beng, G 2017, Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service. in 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016., 7888125, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 642-645, 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 14/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888125
Chong HA, Kok Beng G. Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service. In 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 642-645. 7888125 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888125
Chong, H. A. ; Kok Beng, Gan. / Development of automated triage system for emergency medical service. 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 642-645
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