The use of telemedicine technology to support in pre-hospital patient care

Lynda Sibson
July 2014

Lack of accurate clinical information and availability to expertise at the incident scene can affect patient safety and outcome. The use of technology to capture, transmit and assess patient data and information can be used to ensure better patient outcome and more efficient use of resources. Telemedicine can also be of benefit for ED doctors to discuss emergency situations with paramedics, providing advice in terms of treatment, triage and referral to alternative medical facilities.

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