Remote access intravenous pump emulator training system

Wicks, Jorja (2016) Remote access intravenous pump emulator training system. [USQ Project]

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Remote Access Laboratory (RAL) based learning is fairly uncommon outside of engineering faculties. Although, due to an increasing number of online higher education alternatives dominating traditional on-campus education options, and the sheer number of nurses spread across Australia, nursing and midwifery disciplines present an additional candidate for remote access learning applications.

The project aim is to develop a remotely accessible IV pump emulator (IVPE) training system for nursing and midwifery students based on a web server enabled Human to Machine Interface (HMI) operator panel and a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). This project extends from an IVPE designed in 2012 for a Baxter IV Pump. Since its development, the Baxter IVPE has been used in teaching and research; however, the Baxter IV pump is now no longer commonly used in Australian health facilities and teaching practices. This projects IVPE will be based on the CareFusion Alaris™ system that USQ’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is currently using for teaching IV administrations IVPE incorporates educational materials, a learning mode (guided) and an assessment mode (unguided) for user to learn easily and the test their skills on setting up the virtual pump and correctly programming the medication administration.

IVPE was developed using CLICK PLC ladder logic and C-more HMI graphical software design. Main navigation tools, the resources page, the majority of learning and assessment modes have been completed, while technical problems occurred with the webserver configuration, thus remote access is so far unsuccessful. Overall, the system is still in development but shows significant potential for further work by myself or future research students.

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Item Type: USQ Project
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Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Electrical & Electronic Engineering project
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Hills, Catherine
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 02:50
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 02:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: training system; Remote Access Laboratory (RAL); intravenous pump emulator; nursing and midwifery; medication administration; CLICK PLC ladder; C-more HMI graphical software
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified

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