“Are smart glasses feasible for dispatch prehospital assistance during on-boat cardiac arrest? A pilot simulation study with fishermen”
About: A pilot study to examine the feasibility of life support for CPR performed by bystanders and guided by a dispatcher through Smart Glasses. The study focused on fisherman bystanders. By using Smart Glasses the bystanders could be guided to perform the basic life support.
Publication date: 2023-04-04
“TeleEMS: An EMS Telemedicine Pilot Program Barriers to Implementation”
About: A pilot study conducted to assess the use of telemedicine (audio and video communication between EMS personnel and physicians) to provide treatment in place for low-acuity conditions. The implementation barriers were in focus and the study found that these barriers include paramedic buy-in, technology limitations, and qualified physician resources among other things.
Publication date: 2023-02-03
Study performed in America.
“In UK pilot, paramedics send ultrasounds, high-res videos en route to hospitals”
About: Article about a pilot study in Scotland where the aim was to investigate how telemedicine can be used en route to the hospital from rural parts of Scotland. The program was called SatCare and it enabled paramedics to send ultrasound scans together with a video summary of the patient’s condition. In this way the in-hospital doctors can prepare for the treatment and direct the paramedics to other hospitals if needed.
Publication date: 2017-11-13
Study performed in Scotland.
“Development and Pilot Testing of 24/7 In-Ambulance Telemedicine for Acute Stroke: Prehospital Stroke Study at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel-Project”
About: A pilot study to examine how telemedic contact (video etc) with in-hospital stroke staff could reduce the risk of stroke patients not being identified in the ambulance and therefore not getting the appropriate care and to see if this could speed upp treatment initiation. This project was called PreSSUB.
Publication date: 2016-03-08
Study performed in Belgium.
“The acceptability and safety of video triage for ambulance service patients and clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic”
About: A study introduced by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to investigate if video technology could be helpful to improve remote triage in ambulances. The video technique was tested early during the Covid-19 pandemic to improve remote triage. The patients who received a video call also got to respond to a survey afterward to evaluate the method.
Publication date: 2021-09-01
Study performed in England.
“Technical feasibility and ambulance nurses’ view of a digital telemedicine system in pre-hospital stroke care”
About: A pilot study to evaluate the use of video cameras to assess stroke patients in a prehospital environment, an ambulance.
Publication date: 2019-04-30
Study performed in Sweden.
“Ambulance-based assessment of NIH Stroke Scale with telemedecine: A feasibility pilot study”
About: A study in two phases to investigate if a video-platform in an ambulance is feasible for remote NIHSS assessment of a simulated stroke patient.
Publication date: 2016-05-13