Information Capturing in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Settings (EMS)

Denecke, Kerstin; Meier, Lea; Bauer, Jan G; Bender, Matthias; Lueg, Christopher (2020). Information Capturing in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Settings (EMS) Studies in health technology and informatics, 270, pp. 613-617. IOS Press 10.3233/SHTI200233

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Emergency medical situations are characterized by high physical, cognitive and mental demands on the paramedics on the ground. Studies suggest that crucial information such as treatments administered to patients is often documented retrospectively, during patient transport or once a patient is handed over to an emergency department. Information access may also be surprisingly difficult (e.g. patient medical history). In this paper, we focus on supporting in situ information capturing and report on a realistic laboratory-based study involving experienced paramedics that we used to explore the specific requirements and constraints of supporting in situ information capturing. Specifically, we focused on ways to use audio and visual data capture methods and how they need to be designed to better support paramedics without interfering with their work. We then use the resulting information centric perspective to argue for a roadmap towards smart emergency medical services.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

School of Engineering and Computer Science > Institut für Medizininformatik I4MI

Name:

Denecke, Kerstin;
Meier, Lea0000-0002-5717-3784;
Bauer, Jan G;
Bender, Matthias and
Lueg, Christopher0000-0003-1022-5724

Subjects:

T Technology > T Technology (General)

ISSN:

1879-8365

Publisher:

IOS Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Kerstin Denecke

Date Deposited:

04 Nov 2020 08:59

Last Modified:

04 Nov 2020 08:59

Publisher DOI:

10.3233/SHTI200233

PubMed ID:

32570456

Uncontrolled Keywords:

EMS Emergency medical service emergency communication emergency documentation information systems paramedics

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.13149

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/13149

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