“Cabarrus County ambulances to be outfitted with telemedicine technology”
About: Article about new video technology that will be implemented in ambulances in Cabarrus County to help paramedics diagnose stroke patients with aid from the hospital.
Publication date: 2018-03-03
“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
“What is the Emory Rural Tele-EMS Network?”
About: Website that explains ER-TEMS which is short for Emory Rural Tele-EMS Network and it provides 12 Georgian counties, in the US, access to Emergency medicine doctors via video consultation in the ambulance. By doing this the hospital gets prepared for the patient and no time is lost when the patient arrives to the hospital. There is also a demonstration video on the website.
“iTREAT – Tablets to Improve Pre-Hospital Stroke Care”
About: Video where a professor of neurology explain how tablets can be used in the Pre-Hospital stroke care. This is a part of the iTREAT study which aimed to enable video conferencing from the ambulance to the hospital. The pros are discussed in the video, such as to make use of the time in the ambulance to assess the severity of the stroke.
Publication date: 2016-05-06
“swyMed Mobile Video Telemedicine Equipment Provides Ambulance Connectivity in Rural Texas”
About: Video coverage of a pilot project in Texas where swyMed video equipment has been installed in ambulances to provide better ambulance connectivity to the hospital in the rural parts of Texas. This will ensure that patients all over the state gets transported to the right hospital since the doctors can assess and diagnose them during the transportation.
Publication date: 2017-12-06
About: Post by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center declaring that a new telemedicine project has been started where video cameras are supposed to connect ambulance staff with hospital doctors.
Publication date: 2017-10-31
About: Post by Capstone College of Nursing about the funding of expansion of telemedicine (video and vital signs transmission) in the ambulances to offer the best healthcare in the rural parts of Texas.
Publication date: 2021-12-01
“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.
“A Secure Mobile Multimedia System to Assist Emergency Response Teams”
About: A paper that describes a mobile emergency system including real-time video to improve the readiness of in-hospital staff to reduce mortality in rural areas of Canada. Since great distances often lead to long wait times this system could prepare the staff at the hospital during the transportation of the patient.
Publication date: 2008-08-26
Study performed in Canada.