Title

Constructing an Electrocardiogram Lead Prototype to Reduce the Time Required for Patient Evaluation for ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Ever since COVID-19 hit, hospitalized deaths have grown exponentially, making doctors labor endlessly to better assist the constant flow of incoming patients. In the midst of COVID-19 related deaths, there still remained the high statistic for heart attack related mortalities. This paper covers the way current hospitals struggle in handling the mass income of patients and how the busy life of a hospital makes time more valuable. The purpose of this study was to address the organization issues present in national hospitals by forming an electrocardiogram lead prototype that used retractable wires to overcome time constraints and increase the speeds of attaching a patient with ECG leads. This was done in a series of trial and error where the initial prototype was used to form an improvised second model. This was done through the usage of dremel tools, hot shrink tubing, and common hardware. The results concluded a rejection of the null hypothesis with difference in means by around 16.5 seconds. With a p value being less than the alpha, there was sufficient evidence to support a major difference in time collection. This difference in speeds would serve highly beneficial in real, life-threatening, situations and aid in the decrease of the lead attachment process.

Location

BS 302

Start Date

3-25-2023 10:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 10:00 AM

Constructing an Electrocardiogram Lead Prototype to Reduce the Time Required for Patient Evaluation for ST-Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

BS 302

Ever since COVID-19 hit, hospitalized deaths have grown exponentially, making doctors labor endlessly to better assist the constant flow of incoming patients. In the midst of COVID-19 related deaths, there still remained the high statistic for heart attack related mortalities. This paper covers the way current hospitals struggle in handling the mass income of patients and how the busy life of a hospital makes time more valuable. The purpose of this study was to address the organization issues present in national hospitals by forming an electrocardiogram lead prototype that used retractable wires to overcome time constraints and increase the speeds of attaching a patient with ECG leads. This was done in a series of trial and error where the initial prototype was used to form an improvised second model. This was done through the usage of dremel tools, hot shrink tubing, and common hardware. The results concluded a rejection of the null hypothesis with difference in means by around 16.5 seconds. With a p value being less than the alpha, there was sufficient evidence to support a major difference in time collection. This difference in speeds would serve highly beneficial in real, life-threatening, situations and aid in the decrease of the lead attachment process.