TELEMETRY AND PHYSICIAN/RESCUE PERSONNEL COMMUNICATION. FINAL REPORT

THIS DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TESTED THE FEASIBILITY OF ADVANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE SUPPLIED IN THE FIELD BY PARAMEDICAL PERSONNEL. ADVANCED MODALITIES INCLUDED DEFIBRILLATION, INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS AND DRUGS, AND TELEMETERED ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC AND VOICE COMMUNICATION WITH MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN THE HOSPITAL. COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDED BASE STATION (HOSPITAL) AND MOBILE PHYSICIAN INTERCHANGE WITH PARAMEDICS. ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR FIRE RESCUE WERE DESIGNED AND TESTED. COMMUNITY RESPONSE (MEDICAL AND LAY) WAS TESTED AS TO ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TREATMENT MODALITIES. COMPARISONS WERE MADE OF THE RESULTANT SYSTEM AND OTHER TEST SYSTEMS. EVALUATION WAS MADE OF THE ABILITY OF THE SYSTEM TO RESPOND QUICKLY TO ALL TYPES OF MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, SPECIAL APPLICABILITY TO HIGHWAY INCIDENT VICTIMS (TRAUMATIC AND NATURAL DISEASE), AND ESTIMATES WERE MADE OF SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS IF EXTENDED OVER LARGE POPULATION AREAS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Miami, Miami

    School of Medicine
    Miami, FL  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Nagel, E L
  • Publication Date: 1971-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00226589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1973 12:00AM