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MEDICAL DIRECTIVE-LIFE PROLONGING ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNICATOR (MD-LPAC)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009854D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 122K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Bill Kuznicki: AUTHOR

Abstract

A communication device is described herein which provides a means of re-enforcing previous written or verbal directions I directives to medical staff personnel or to actual patients to allow them to follow the doctor's orders concerning his assigned patients. The reason behind proviiling this type of communication device is to provide a positive means of alerting the wearer that certain medicinal procedures are to be followed as specified on the doctor's order for a particular patient or even themselves.

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Technical Developments

MEDICAL DIRECTIVE-LIFE PROLONGING ANNOUNCEMENT COMMUNICATOR (MD-LPAC)

by Bill Kuznicki

A communication device is described herein which provides a means of re-enforcing previous written or verbal directions I directives to medical staff personnel or to actual patients to allow them to follow the doctor's orders concerning his assigned patients. The reason behind proviiling this type of communication device is to provide a positive means of alerting the wearer that certain medicinal procedures are to be followed as specified on the doctor's order for a particular patient or even themselves.

In today 's fast paced world, we often become involved with the many possible distractions that exist and we are very likely to forget those important items that can concern an individual's well being. The wireless communication medium and its broad assortment of receiving I transmitting devices that are all around us can be utilized to provide a means to alert us to follow the necessary steps to a healthier and happy life style for those under our care or us as inilividuals.

Two scenarios describing the expected operational features, anticipated responses and capability of this communication device offering follow. It is assumed, first and foremost, that a nationwide, regionwide, statewide or local communication system is in place that will allow the assigned communication devices to be operational as described above.

A full two-way capable pager or similar device is all that is needed, since it provides a means of communicating with the wearer individually and can respond with suitable replies automatically or that require intervention by the person called in the way of an acknowledging response (ACK).

Scenario #1: A doctor's office can provide a "loaner" communication device ( or utilize the patient's personal communication device capable of

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providing the needed functionality) that can be uniquely programmed by time of day for N days that when called identifies, for example:

"beep I audible alert"-with a voice message to follow giving directions

"beep I vibrating alert"-with a display screen message giving directions

The pnrpose of either method identified above is to provide the wearer with information in the case of a meilicinal message noting the number and type of pills to be taken (or injection, scheduled treatment, scheduled test, etc,). Both means can also inform the wearer when to expect the next message that will be delivered to the wearer. In addition, the next visit by the doctor or to the doctor can be identified periodically based on a scheduled appointment when the MD-LPAC device was initially given out to the staff member I patient.

It is expected that the inilividual who is assigned the MD-LPAC device is able to comprehend and follow these detailed instructions. As an alternate and reinforcing course of action, in the case of a patient away from a controlled health care environment, a fa...