While in the field, EMS needs to be able to quickly, easily and accurately notify the hospital of an incoming patient, complete with all related ePCR, diagnostic and treatment data. This prehospital notification element is critical to delivering quality patient care as it enables the hospital to prepare team members, beds, labs and equipment to begin treatment immediately upon arrival. This is especially important for STEMI, stroke, trauma or burn patients – where ‘time is tissue’, literally. Furthermore, specialists can also receive a prehospital notification and begin providing teleconsultation right to the paramedic in the ambulance before the patient ever arrives – in order to advance prehospital treatment.
GD’s e-Bridge™ Mobile Telemedicine app arms paramedics with one-touch notifications. For example, when they have a stroke patient, they can simply click the “Stroke” button in the e-Bridge™ app via their mobile device and a prehospital notification will be sent right to the appropriate hospital staff who can begin making preparations immediately. At the same time, e-Bridge™ also provides an ETA prehospital notification complete with geo-mapping, so the hospital knows precisely when the ambulance will arrive – down to the very second.
When e-Bridge™ is combined with GD’s CAREpoint notification, documentation and communication system, the hospital also has the ability to record all incoming EMS calls, timestamp the receipt of all data and communications, generate reports on who received and responded to their prehospital notification, and more.
Why GD for Prehospital Notification?