FDNY orders Rosetta-Lt for STEMI program

New York City Fire Department EMS (FDNY/EMS) has selected Rosetta-Lt 12-Lead data translators and CAREpoint EMS Workstations from General Devices for its new STEMI program.  The Rosettas will allow FDNY medics to transmit 12-Lead ECG reports from its fleet of Physio-Control Lifepak 12 Monitors over the department’s UHF MED radio system to its Woodside NY “Telemetry” Call…

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Telemedicine Today

Telemedicine Today by Curt Bashford 10-06-2011 Forward: “EMS Telemedicine has the promise of opening the door to many opportunities that will broaden the assessment, diagnostic and management capabilities of prehospital providers. Recruiting a distant physician specialist to enhance the medic’s ability to employ increasingly advanced diagnostic analyses – from complex electrocardiographic interpretation to parsing through…

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Virtual Care

Virtual Care by Curt Bashford 10-03-2011 While EMS appears to be the ideal setting for the use of telemedicine, the technology has been slow in gaining acceptance for a wide variety of reasons. What is the future of EMS telemedicine and how does one navigate the technical and operational issues associated with it? This article…

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Thinking About EMS Telemedicine?

Thinking About EMS Telemedicine? by Curt Bashford  09-28-2011 Forward: “EMS Telemedicine has the promise of opening the door to many opportunities that will broaden the assessment, diagnostic and management capabilities of prehospital providers.   Recruiting a distant physician specialist to enhance the medic’s ability to employ increasingly advanced diagnostic analyses – from complex electrocardiographic interpretation to…

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BR Med-Connect Update

April 23, 2011 The Development of a Region-Wide EMS Telemedicine System Fully Integrated With Day-to-Day EMS and Disaster-Related Activities Mayor Melvin L. “Kip” Holden East Baton Rouge Ambulance Introduction: Telemedicine, or the ability to provide health care at a distance, has been in use since the advent of the telephone.  EMS has a long history…

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A Comprehensive EMS Telemedicine System

A Comprehensive EMS Telemedicine System by Michael Smith and Chad Guillot 11-03-2009  (The following is part one of a three part series on EMS telemedicine.) BR Med-Connect is an EMS telemedicine system recently installed in East Baton Rouge Parish (BR), Louisiana. Currently in a pilot phase, the system is fully functional and is now being…

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EMS Technology – On the Edge of Tomorrow

An EMS Magazine Online Exclusive Posted: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM EDT By Michael Smith & David Ridings EMS Magazine Contributors With the certainty of gravity, the use of broadband wireless communication, high-speed data transmission and video imaging are currently available technologies that should be strongly considered by the Emergency Medical Service agencies of today…

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