“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.
“The EMS Handoff: Body-Worn Cameras in EMS with Bradley, Eric, and David”
About: A podcast discussing the use of body-worn cameras in EMS. It has been used in law enforcement to increase the safety of the people working in the field. Subjects that are covered are patient privacy concerns, consent and more.
Publication date: 2021-08-11
“North East Ambulance Service to extend telemedicine trial”
About: Article explaining that a telemedicine trial in England for the North East Ambulance Service has been extended. During 2022 ambulance personnel will be able to video call stroke units directly to assess the patients visually to decide if the patient needs to proceed to the stroke unit or can be seen at the emergency department instead.
Publication date: 2022-07-28
Trial in England.
“East of England NHS ambulance trust first to pilot new technology”
About: Article about a new technology that a NHS ambulance trust in England will be first to pilot. This technology, called Hybrid Connex, will enable ambulances to always have a stable connection and thereby serve in favor of video triage that can be more reliable in all areas, regardless of the connection in the area of the scene.
Publication date: 2023-03-27
Project in England.
“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.
“Live video from ambulances could help doctors save lives”
About: Article which addresses the fact that live video streaming from the ambulance could help doctors at the hospital save lives. Via this video streaming the doctors can get an eye on the patient and consult the paramedics on what to do before the arrival to the hospital.
Publication date: 2018-06-08
“Government plans to put calls by emergency services on mobile networks”
About: Article about the fact that the UK government wants to put emergency calls on the same mobile network as the public (new 4G technology). They believe that this new faster network could be used to stream videos live from the ambulance to inform the doctors in the hospital and get diagnosis support early on.
Publication date: 2014-03-09
“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.
About: Website about the company Pexip which provides a telehealth video platform which can be used by first responders to have a video consultation in the ambulance with specialists.