“The Integration of Live Video Tools to Help Bystanders During an Emergency Call: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Simulation Study”
About: A study that aimed to propose and evaluate the relevance of a living lab methodology involving video calls in simulated life-threatening emergency situations. The study shows that the medical dispatcher has an interest in visualizing the scene with live video.
Publication date: 2023-02-01
Study performed in Switzerland.
“Video triage of children with respiratory symptoms at a medical helpline is safe and feasible-a prospective quality improvement study”
About: A study which was performed to assess the safety and feasibility of using video triage of young children with respiratory symptoms where parents have called a medical helpline. This was done to make a better assessment without having to bring the children to the hospital.
Publication date: 2023-04-19
Study performed in Denmark.
“Contribution of Live Video to Physicians’ Remote Assessment of Suspected COVID-19 Patients in an Emergency Medical Communication Centre: A Retrospective Study and Web-Based Survey”
About: An observational study and a survey study were performed in Switzerland during the first two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the increase of emergency callers video calls started becoming reality to make the assessment of the patient more accurate. This study measures the effect of the use of live video on medical decisions in an Emergency Medical Communication Center.
Publication date: 2023-02-14
Study performed in Switzerland.
“Application of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure for Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”
About: An Observational Study to examine the use of an application that allowed video communication between paramedics and physicians. The teamwork was evaluated by experts using recorded video data from the SALS registry. SALS is a method of advanced resuscitation performed by paramedics under a video communication-based direction.
Publication date: 2022-09-14
“Study of prehospital video telehealth for callers with mental health-related complaints”
About: A prospective study that investigated and compared video telehealth with voice-only triage to determine the need for ambulance dispatch. The inclusion criterias in the study were adult 911 callers with non-urgent mental health concerns.
Publication date: 2023-02
Study performed in Australia.
“Prehospital video triage of potential stroke patients in North Central London and East Kent: rapid mixed-methods service evaluation”
About: A project which aimed to assess the use of video triage for stroke patients. The project involved several methods including evidence reviews, a survey of ambulance clinicians and interviews with clinicians at the hospital.
Publication date: 2022-09
Study performed in England.
“Evaluation Of CPR Quality Via Smartphone With A Video Livestream – A Study In A Metropolitan Area”
About: A study performed in 2018 in Cologne where it was examined if video livestreaming from a smartphone (the caller’s) to the EMS dispatcher could improve the quality of CPR.
Publication date: 2019-12-14
“The Ottawa Telehealth Project”
About: A project in Canada where it was examined how the use of telecommunications such as video cameras in emergency situations works for patients with cardiologic problems.
Publication date: 2009-01-29
“How to improve communication using technology in emergency medical services? A case study from Finland”
About: A case study in Finland where it was investigated how using technology can improve the communication in EMS. It is discussed how real-time video communication with consulting physicians in-hospital could improve patient care.
Publication date: 2018-12-04
Study performed in Finland.
“Comparing Sources of Disruptions to Telemedicine-Enabled Stroke Care in an Ambulance”
About: Study that was performed to evaluate the different possible disruptions to a video consultation in the ambulance for stroke patients. Seat size and arrangement of equipment among other things were investigated.
Publication date: 2021-11-11