EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University has been working with the NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center on a broad range of medical instrumentation. A review of that instrumentation in emergency medicine was deemed useful and appropriate and was to include the technologies of communication and transportation. This review was accomplished at the International Conference on Remote Emergency Medical Service, May 1975, and the Workshop on Problems of Emergency Medical Care in West Texas. The basic purpose was to address nonurban emergency care, though much of the technology discussed is used in both urban and rural areas. This volume is a compilation of the papers presented at the two conferences, edited from oral versions, and regrouped. The twenty-one papers have been grouped into five parts: 1) establishing and assessing emergency medical services; 2) emergency medical equipment and communications; 3) transportation; 4) training and treatment; and 5) a remote emergency medical care system. The volume concludes that the barriers to good emergency care are financial and political. The organizational structure, technology, and staff competence and enthusiasm, are all good.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Papers originally presented at the International Conference on Emergency Medical Services, held at Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock, 15-16 May 1975, and the Workshop on the Problems of Emergency Medical Care in West Texas, 17 May 1975. Available from Lexington Books, D.C. Heath and Company, 125 Spring Street, Lexington, MA 02173.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Tech University, Lubbock

    School of Medicine
    Lubbock, TX  United States  79409
  • Authors:
    • Portnoy, W M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 204 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-024 699
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1983 12:00AM