FHWA APPROVES $315000 MEDICAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR NEBRASKA

A DEMONSTRATION PROJECT WAS AWARDED TO NEBRASKA FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FLEXIBLE METHOD FOR EVALUATING AND IMPROVING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE SYSTEMS FOR HIGHWAY VICTIMS. PROGRAMS WILL DEVELOP METHODS FOR RAPID EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND DISPATCH EQUIPMENT, AND EFFECTIVE ASSISTANCE TO THE SICK AND INJURED BOTH AT THE SCENE AND IN ROUTE TO HOSPITAL. NEW CONCEPTS TO BE EVALUATED WILL INCLUDE A COMPUTERIZED HIGHWAY SAFETY INFORMATION SYSTEM, AND A VOLUNTARY HIGHWAY SURVEILLANCE SERVICE. A TRAINING PROGRAM WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS TO USE TELEMETRY SENSORS TRANSMITTING ELECTRONICALLY FROM THE AMBULANCE TO THE RECEIVING HOSPITAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PATIENT. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS WILL BE MADE OF GROUND VS. AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS IN A VARIETY OF OPERATING SITUATIONS.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Department of Transportation News, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-6-7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Fhwa-179
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1994 12:00AM