Routine Mobile Applications for Emergency Medical Services in Mass Casualty Incidents

General

Art der Publikation: Conference Paper

Veröffentlicht auf / in: Biomed Tech - Proceedings BMT 2012

Jahr: 2012

Band / Volume: 57

Seiten: 784-787

Verlag (Publisher): Walter de Gruyter

DOI: https://doi.org/DOI: 10.1515/bmt-2012-4457

ISSN: 1862-278X

Authors

Tilo Mentler

Michael Herczeg

Sophie Jent

Mathias Stoislow

Martin Christof Kindsmüller

Abstract

Emergency medical services (EMS) provide pre-hospital medical care and represent an important part of the rescue chain. The paramedic and physician's work is characterized by regular day-to-day services as well as extraordinary mis-sions within mass casualty incidents (MCIs). For several reasons, accessing, recording and communicating operational data are important tasks in any scenario of urgent medical care. Supporting an immediate and careful execution with the help of mobile technologies is accompanied by various challenges. While the mere technological problems, e.g. steady network connectivity or sufficient battery service life, are on the way of being solved within the near future, questions of usability remain. In this paper, we propose a single device solution for information, documentation and communication needs and describe our approach to ensure usability both in daily routine as well as in exceptional circumstances.

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