Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Managing Your Patients' Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICU: An Introduction to Databases and Statistical Analysis

Author(s): Joseph Schulman

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780727918703

Online ISBN: 9780470757451

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757451

About this Book

With accompanying software!

Clinicians manage a lot of data - on assorted bits of paper and in their heads. This book is about better ways to manage and understand large amounts of clinical data. Following on from his ground breaking book, Evaluating the Processes of Neonatal Intensive Care, Joseph Schulman has produced this eminently readable guide to patient data analysis. He demystifies the technical methodology to make this crucial aspect of good clinical practice understandable and usable for all health care workers.

Computer technology has been relatively slow to transform the daily work of health care, the way it has transformed other professions that work with large amounts of data. Each day, we do our work as we did it the day before, even though current technology offers much better ways.

Here are much better ways to document and learn from the daily work of clinical care. Here are the principles of data management and analysis and detailed examples of how to implement them using computer technology.

To show you that the knowledge is scalable and useful, and to get you off to a running start, the book includes a complete point of care database software application tailored to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

With examples from the NICU and the pediatric ward, this book is aimed specifically at the neonatal and pediatric teams. The accompanying software can be downloaded on to your system or PDA, so that continual record assessment becomes second nature - a skill that will immeasurably improve practice and outcomes for all your patients.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Managing Data and Routine Reporting - Section 1: The process of managing clinical data

  2. Part I: Managing Data and Routine Reporting - Section 2: Modeling data: Accurately representing our work and storing the data so we may reliably retrieve them

  3. Part I: Managing Data and Routine Reporting - Section 3: Database software

  4. Part I: Managing Data and Routine Reporting - Section 4: Database administration

  5. Part II: Learning from Aggregate Experience: Exploring and Analyzing Data Sets - Section 5: Interrogating data

  6. Part II: Learning from Aggregate Experience: Exploring and Analyzing Data Sets - Section 6: Analytical concepts and methods

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