Thermo-modulating container for protecting point-of-care devices from extreme temperatures during disaster relief

C. A. Gamache, M. J. Rust, Gerald J Kost

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Abstract

When a crisis occurs, emergency medical responders must often operate outside of a hospital setting without basic resources such as electricity. As a result, they rely on point-of-care (POC) testing devices, which are designed to be portable for monitoring critical parameters such as blood gases and glucose levels. Unfortunately, POC devices often have narrow operating ranges, with typical temperature limits within ±10°C of room temperature. This presents significant challenges to the efficiency of the medical response effort since environmental temperatures can vary widely as a function of geography and seasonal weather patterns. To address this issue, a thermo-modulating container is being developed to protect POC devices from extreme temperatures during crisis care situations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC
Pages299-300
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013 - Syracuse, NY, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2013Apr 7 2013

Other

Other39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySyracuse, NY
Period4/5/134/7/13

Keywords

  • container
  • disaster
  • point of care
  • temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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    Gamache, C. A., Rust, M. J., & Kost, G. J. (2013). Thermo-modulating container for protecting point-of-care devices from extreme temperatures during disaster relief. In Proceedings of the IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC (pp. 299-300). [6574477] https://doi.org/10.1109/NEBEC.2013.146