Workload and Movement Patterns of Healthcare Providers in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU 

ICU workload impacts patient care and outcomes, and may be modified by staff movement and perceived workload and stress. In collaboration with researchers at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University, we perform a comprehensive analysis of how workload and physical-cognitive burden on staff impacts patient care and outcomes. The study occurs at The CICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Egleston campus. We implement multiple sensor technologies to collect location data of CICU staff, as well as physiologic stress responses and sleep quality. We use Ultra Wide Band (UWB) sensors to capture real-time location data, continuous monitoring wearable devices to measure stress via galvanic skin response (GSR) and electrodermal activity (EDA), and Fitbit devices to measure sleep quality.

Project contacts: Matthew Swarts, Paula Gomez

Workload and Movement Patterns