B063: 2014 TechMed Pre-release Chapter 6 Revision

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What is wireless technology widely used for?
Make connections between electronic devices.
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Why has the use of wireless technology expanded in hospitals in recent years?
It can improve patient care and proveide patient information to physicians throughtout the hosptial.
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What are the 3 standards of wireless technology used in the hospital context?
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Infrared technology.
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What does Wi-Fi permit?
Wi-Fi permits wireless connection between electronic devices to share data or to access the Internet.
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Why is Wi-Fi used in hospitals?
It allows computer devices to connect to the LAN.
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What is the approximate range of Wi-Fi?
25 metres.
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How can the range be expanded?
By using additional wireless access points.
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What does Bluetooth permit?
Bluetooth permits wireless connection between electronic devices over a short distance.
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What is Bluetooth widely used for?
Connecting mobile devices when they're in range, connecting peripherals to mobile devices lor linking a mobile phone to a car audio system.
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What does Bluetooth operate on?
It operates on low-power, short-wave radio signals.
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What is the approximate range of Bluetooth?
10 metres.
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Wi-Fi is widely used in hospitals. However, why might Bluetooth be chosen over Wi-Fi?
It uses less power and therefore a smaller battery can be fitted to the device using Bluetooth.
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Bluetooth-enabled wireless monitors are available for a whole range of applications. Name some.
Heart rate monitors and blood glucose monitors.
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How does infrared technology operate?
It operates over a short range and cannot penetrate through walls or other obstructions.
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What is infrared technology based on?
Low-frequency light waves.
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What is the approximate range of infrared technology?
5 metres.
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Why are infrared network adaptors installed in many laptops and mobile devices?
To support file transfer, to control digital projectors and for the control of televisions or display screens.
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What are some devices that used wireless connectivity?
PDAs, tablet PCs, iPhones and other smartphones.
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Why are many handheld devices linked with peripherals?
To make them easier to use.
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Name a recently developed specialist handheld device.
miTag (medical information tag)
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Describe the miTag.
An iPod sized portable device that clips onto the finger and monitors vital signs of the patient such as heart rate or oxygen level. The data is transmitted wirelessly to the hospital network.
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How do handheld devices help with blood pressure monitoring?
They ensure the patient records are accurately updated. Also, the data can be transmitted wirelessly to the hospital network.
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Why are patient records never downloaded onto a mobile device?
For security and privacy reasons.
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Devices such as blood pressure monitors can be connected to a range of handheld devices as long as the suitable software has been downloaded. Name some of these devices.
PalmPilots, PDAs, smartphones and tablet computers.
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Why is it essential to store patient records electronically?
To get the most out of the mobile devices because the doctors can carry it around and any notes or changes can be uploaded wirelessly.
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How can doctors use their handheld devices on their rounds?
To keep patients better informed about their condition and treatment. Also to access the patient records.
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What can be viewed on their devices at home, in the ward or in the surgeries?
Radiology (X-ray) images which allows them to plan a suitable operation or treatment and make sure it is carried out correctly.
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What can the handheld device access online?
Medical or treatment information or use a medical mobile application.
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Why has the use of handheld devices grown in the hospital context in recent years?
With the increased popularity of smartphones and tablet computers.
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Why do TechMed2014 make use of wireless technology to store medical records electronically?
So hospital staff can make use of their handheld devices and read and update medical records automatically.
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What is one advantage to using mobile device applications?
They make effective use of video, audio and visual communication links.
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Why can the media be a useful feature?
It could be used to explain to a patient the nature of their condition and possible treatments that could be carried out. Also, physicians could keep up with new medical developments.
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