Essential Care for Every Baby: Neonatal Clinical Decision Support Tool

Anushri Singh Rajapuri, Radhika Ravindran, Kevin Horan, Sherri Bucher, Saptarshi Purkayastha

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Abstract

Unacceptably high rates of neonatal mortality are an urgent global health challenge. Consistent application of Essential Newborn Care (ENC) interventions reduce newborn mortality. However, ENC has failed to scale-up in low-middle income countries, where the bulk of neonatal deaths occur. The American Academy of Pediatrics designed an evidence-based, simplified training and educational curriculum called Essential Care for Every Baby (ECEB), which includes a clinical practice guideline for the time of delivery through 24 h after birth. However, the scale-up of ECEB has been hampered by the need to provide a wide variety of time-sensitive ECEB interventions to numerous mother-baby pairs. This incurs significant cognitive load among providers who perform varied tasks every few minutes for each baby. In this high-load, stressful situation, there are often profound gaps in the delivery of crucial ECEB strategies. We propose an innovative, scalable, clinical decision support mobile app which prioritizes recognition over recall and addresses existing challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner
PublisherSpringer
Pages189-196
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030508371
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Aging and Special Needs, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1205 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Aging and Special Needs, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Clinical decision support
  • Cognitive load
  • Essential care
  • Mobile applications
  • Neonatal health
  • Pediatric care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Rajapuri, A. S., Ravindran, R., Horan, K., Bucher, S., & Purkayastha, S. (2020). Essential Care for Every Baby: Neonatal Clinical Decision Support Tool. In J. Kalra, & N. J. Lightner (Eds.), Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices (pp. 189-196). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1205 AISC). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-50838-8_26