“Safety and security for crews in english emergency vehicles”
About: English ambulances do now have CCTV systems installed. The cameras that are installed inside and on the ambulances record everything and store it. This is meant to increase the safety of the personnel and work as evidence in case anything threatening or so happens. The video can also be sent in real-time to a control room to enable protective measures to be taken.
“ECNS Video Consultations Privacy Notice”
About: News that the Welsh Ambulance Services Trust now uses video consultation software. The staff at the Emergency Operations Center can ask if the emergency caller would like to participate in a video consultation to improve the assessment. The video is not recorded but only live-streamed.
“EXCITING NEW EMS INITIATIVES”
About: Telemedicine in Motion: EMS is a new program designed to provide telemedicine services to EMS agencies throughout the state of South Dakota. Agencies who participate will be able to install an iPad in the back of their ambulance and use the tool to call Avel eCare’s emergency medicine experts to get a video consultation.
Publication date: 2023-05
“Connected Ambulance: video calling with doctor”
About: Article which describes the newly developed 5G Connected Ambulances in the Netherlands. The 5G connection enables video consultation from the ambulance with doctors to prepare them for incoming patients and to guide the ambulance staff in treatment etc. The 5G connected ambulance also enables live transmission of ultrasound to the doctors at the hospital. The article also includes a demonstration video.
Publication date: 2023-02
“PreViS – Prehospital Video i Samverkan”
About: Summary of the project PreViS (that this knowledgebase is part of) that ended in September 2022. The aim of the project was to test video consultation between ambulance personnel and physicians to assess which care level that was best suited for the patient. The article also describes the main events of the conference that was held in Gothenburg at the end of the project.
Om: Summering av projektet PreViS (som denna kunskapsbas är en del av) som var klart i september 2022. Målet med projektet var att testa videokonsultation mellan ambulanspersonal och doktorer för att bedöma vilken vårdnivå som var bäst lämpad för patienten. Artikeln beskriver också den slutkonferens som hölls i Göteborg.
Publication date: 2022
“Any U.S. ambulance services using cameras?”
About: Thread on Reddit about if paramedics and EMTs in the US have video cameras in the ambulance.
Publication date: 2018-12-12
“Emergency visualized: exploring visual technology for paramedic-physician collaboration in emergency care”
About: Thesis that investigates the potential of a new, richer 3D-video technology, that is; 3D telepresence technology for medical consultation in prehospital situations.
Publication year: 2013
“New telemedicine equipment connects South Plains ambulances to hospitals”
About: Article about a new project where the ambulances in Texas will be equipped with video cameras to enable consultation with in-hospital doctors on the way to the hospital. Many people live in the rural parts of Texas where it could take 30-90 minutes to get to the hospital. This will be a way to prepare the hospital, save time and offer help to the paramedics to treat the patient in the ambulance if needed.
Publication date: 2017-10-31
“University of Alabama receives $1.8 million to improve patient care in rural Alabama”
About: Article about the funding of a telemedicine project in EMS settings to improve patient care in the rural parts of Alabama, USA. By implementing the ability of transmission of video, vital signs etc. care will be provided in the ambulance and the hospital will be prepared when the patient arrives.
Publication date: 2021
“The field-based video tech solution that could revolutionise healthcare”
About: Article about the use of field-based video tech solutions and how it could revolutionise healthcare. Video conferencing between paramedics and specialists is discussed as a good communication platform to determine the diagnose of the patient or if the patient doesn’t need an ambulance ride.