Hearts in motion
Health care innovations from WSU
From 3D-printed bones to portable defibrillators, alumni and faculty of Washington State University have contributed a number of health-care innovations to the world. Check out some of the devices and new techniques below.
Read about health-care smartphone apps developed by two WSU alumni in “What’s app?”
Portable heart defibrillator
Clint Cole (’87 B.S. Comp. Sci., ’00 M.S. Elec. Engr.)
Because it required less energy, the defibrillator developed by Clint Cole and his research group could be lighter and smaller by a factor of five, making it portable—and ubiquitous.
A former paramedic, Cole is an inventor, CEO, and college instructor … » More …
Knowing what to ask
Researchers believe greater interaction between doctors and patients can help improve the quality of care. But studies conducted at WSU Spokane showed that too often patients don’t know what questions they should be asking during medical exams and follow up visits.
To help, an interdisciplinary WSU health care team that included patients as well as medical professionals developed the following list of questions you should consider asking, particularly when being prescribed a new medication.
Why am I taking this medication and what will it do for me?
When and how should I take this medication? With or without food?
What are the … » More …
American Indian Health and Nursing
By Margaret Moss ’81
Springer Publishing Company: 2016
A nursing faculty member and assistant dean of diversity and inclusion in the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Nursing, Moss published this work because American Indians have the highest suicide rate for teens, the highest prevalence of diabetes, and one of the lowest life expectancies in the United States. It is the nation’s first nursing textbook tailored to Native Americans.
My Years in the Information Technology Trenches, From Data Processing to Information Technology
By Bruce Johnson ’59, ’62 MS
Trafford Publishing: 2015
Involved in computers since … » More …