“Effectiveness of Video-assisted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”
About: Interventional study to investigate if video-assisted CPR is more effective than telephone-assisted or not-instructed CPR. By adding video to the call the EMS dispatchers can guide bystanders on how to perform CPR.
Start date: 2022-12-01
End date: 2023-01-23
Study performed in Hungary.
“Video-instructed First Aid in Emergency Medical Call Centers”
About: Observational study that aims to investigate the potential effect of adding video streaming in emergency calls to allow the dispatcher to communicate with the bystanders of an injured person and instruct the bystanders on how to perform first aid. This was performed in Norway.
Start date: 2021-11-08
End date: 2023-09-30
Study performed in Norway.
“Video Emergency Calls in Medical Dispatching: A Scoping Review”
About: A review article about the scope and nature of research publications about video emergency calls. The review addresses limitations and directions for adding live video from a smartphone to an emergency call.
Publication date: 2022-09-23
“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.
“Do Video Calls Improve Dispatcher-Assisted First Aid for Infants with Foreign Body Airway Obstruction? A Randomized Controlled Trial/Simulation Study”
About: An interventional study performed to assess if video calls could improve the results of foreign body airway obstruction (FBAO) by bystanders on infants. One group in the study got to perform first aid with video call and one group with audio call, which were both instructed by the medical emergency dispatcher.
Publication date: 2022
Study performed in Japan.
“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
“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
“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.
“Telemedical support for prehospital Emergency Medical Service (TEMS trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial”
About: A randomised controlled clinical trial (NCT02617875) to investigate how telemedical support (video etc) can help the prehospital EMS.
Publication date: 2017-01-26
Study performed in Germany.