3 Ways to Improve COVID-19 Patient Management and Protect Your Hospital Staff Today
The protection of medical staff is crucial today. If we fail, the health care system will also fail – with tragic results. Speeding up the flow of information between ambulance teams and hospital staff is a key factor in improving patient management. This in turn, will help to protect all your staff.
STEMI technology as an advanced “smartphone-based” telemedicine
STEMI Global supports hospitals and emergency medical teams by enabling them to act as a single virtual team. Before the STEMI technology was set up in Slovakia, the emergency medical services (paramedics) and hospitals acted almost independently of each other: The emergency team would get a call. They would go to the patient, pick them up and take them to the closest local hospital. Once there, a doctor would diagnose the patient. Quite often, the patient had to be put back into an ambulance and driven to a specialist heart center which was able to treat the patient. Sadly, this is not unusual. Globally, secondary transportation rates are between 30% to 55%.Secondary Trasportation = Unneccessary Time Delays !!!
With STEMI technology, the emergency team sends data directly to the doctor-specialist. He or she can diagnose right away. If specialist care is needed, the ambulance is rerouted while still in transit. The doctor can put a treatment team together with a one-touch-button. No wasted time scrambling a team together after arrival! All of this cuts down that critical time period from the emergency call to treatment. In Slovakia, the average reduction is 1 hour. Proven medical knowledge shows: this increases the survival rate by 100-200%. It also cuts the cost of after care.
The battle against COVID-19 infection…
Now, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have enhanced the STEMI technology beyond the heart, stroke, and trauma. A new COVID-19 module has been created. It helps you in three ways:
- The medical staff at the hospital are told in advance that the patient arriving is either infected or a suspected COVID-19 case. They can be transferred directly to a specialized "COVID" unit. This reduces the risk to hospital workers – and all other patients.
- The “COVID” team are told where the patients are and when they will be arriving. This lets them prepare in time, at the right time.
- Patients suffering from another emergency (e.g. heart attack, stroke, or trauma) could also be infected. Suspected COVID-19 patients can be identified in the ambulance and the information sent in advance to the specialized treatment unit.
Contact us to find out more how STEMI Global can help protect your medical team against COVID-19, improve the management of acute patients, or to schedule a FREE demonstration.
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