During medical emergencies and dealing with traumatic patients, every second count and if spent without immediate treatment reduces the chances of survival. The coming of digital health innovations put the patients at the center point-of-care lending great help to emergency units and first responders in battling against time. Here’s a brief of the latest trends and technologies defining the future of emergency medicine.
Minutes before inevitable damage
Domestic injuries, natural disasters, fire outbreaks, car crashes and so on! Speed and efficiency of the emergency care services often represent the difference between life and death.
Parallel work of medical professionals, nurses and paramedics counts who’re the first line of battle against initial and sometimes, the meaningless demise of a valuable life or, rendering permanent damage such as paralyzation.
In the case of high-risk patients, every second for the treatment counts and if wasted significantly reduces the chance of survival. Such emergency conditions include patients experiencing cardiac arrest during which damage to the brain starts following four to six minutes.
Bringing hospital to the patients
Despite the impression we’ve from the usual television plays of emergency departments being the most important medical specialties, let’s not forget that the field is comparably new and a product of today’s fast-paced and globalized world. While some of the industry experts say that modern emergency medical services first appeared back in the 1960s in the United States following the high number of traffic accidents. The trend soon spread across the world, creating awareness of first responder unit and special emergency care services that we see today.
Though the primary objective of emergency care is pretty much the same in every country, offering timely care to life-threatening injuries and dealing with victims of serious, unexpected medical occurrences is something else.
These unlikely emergency situations in most of the countries now are dealt collaboratively by doctors and paramedics so as to treat more and more patients on the scene of an accident or in their homes before they’re rushed to the hospitals. Digital doctor and health tips further empower the entire process with advanced technology thus bringing “hospitals to the patients”.
Easy communication, in-flight emergency care & administration through apps
Many healthcare industries in collaboration with digital agencies and Dubai doctors developed apps which further simplified emergency care and communication. The paramedic staff is always alerted before a patient in critical condition arrives at the emergency care unit. The accuracy and timely services are offered through GPS technology where ECG imagery let medical professionals monitor the injury and thus cater likewise medical support. A team of cardiologists that are involved in treating patients further allow ED workers to prepare in advance in a better and faster way before critical subjects arrive at the facility. This is to provide imminent treatment without any delay!
The virtual reality games & 911 chatbot
Game development companies also stepped in the revolution, bringing VR-based games that actually train you to offer the best healthcare services. The likewise application allows practicing anesthesiologists, medical professionals, and CRNAs to simulate the procedures for real-time scenarios.
Some of the games also provide realistic situations of endotracheal intubation for the doctors and paramedic staff to better prepare for sophisticated cases. Such apps and games also score a worker’s speed, the cause of damage, bleeding and VR-patient’s vital signs throughout the entire process.
Then there’s the 911bot, a messenger chatbot developed with the aim of helping users/patients in emergency situations. It allows anyone to file-in their emergencies that are accurately forwarded to the authorities through a fast image-based interface. The bot also offers additional details and media-based reporting for clarity as well as a recommendation on dealing with unexpected traumas.
Portable point-of-care devices
The coming of pocket-sized portable and user-friendly diagnostic devices further complements towards a treatment of patients on-the-spot. These devices are capable to offer basic to complicated services such as performing an ultrasound, ECG, laboratory testing and so on.
Medical drones and driverless ambulances are some other remarkable developments of the futuristic and innovative medical services which put patients in the center point-of-care.