publication . Conference object . 2015

Modelling the contact propagation of nosocomial infection in emergency departments

Jaramillo, Cecilia; Taboada, Manel; Epelde, Francisco; Rexachs, Dolores; Luque Amat, Emilio;
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  • Published: 05 May 2015
  • Publisher: Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The nosocomial infection is a special kind of infection that is caused by microorganisms acquired inside a hospital. In the daily care process of an emergency department, the interactions between patients and sanitary staff create the environment for the transmission of such microorganisms. Rates of morbility and mortality due to nosocomial infections areimportant indicators of the quality of hospital work. In this research, we use Agent Based Modeling and Simulation techniques to build a model of Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus Aureus propagation based on an Emergency Department Simulator which has been tested and validated previously. The model obtained wi...
Subjects
free text keywords: :Informàtica::Arquitectura de computadors [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], :Ciències de la salut::Medicina::Emergències i urgències [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC], High performance computing, Supercomputers, Nosocomial infections -- Mathematical models, Càlcul intensiu (Informàtica), Supercomputadors, Infeccions nosocomials -- Models matemàtics
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