Challenge

Lower acuity hospitals, often located in rural areas, may not have sufficient volume of emergency and other acute patient conditions to justify 24/7 inhouse coverage by trauma surgeons and emergency medicine clinicians. And when patients present with truly emergent conditions, transfer to a fully-staff hospital Emergency Department will delay initiation of treatment and increase the risk of death or poor outcomes. Conversely, lower acuity hospitals may be able to manage less emergent patients using real-time consultation by trauma surgeons and emergency medical clinicians.

Emergency / Trauma

Solution

ViTel Net's Trauma/Emergency solution facilitates providing continuous patient monitoring and management capabilities to lower acuity hospitals lacking trauma or emergency medicine clinicians. Real-time data and diagnostic images give consulting emergency medicine clinicians critical information to guide staff at a lower acuity hospital allowing, appropriate patient stabilization prior to transport to a fully staffed hospital Emergency Department. These consultations, facilitated by ViTel Net’s real-time audio and video technologies and supported by information documentation, can also help guide patient management and potentially avoid unnecessary transport.

Vital signs are sent electronically in real-time along with a continuous video feed that can be switched between any attached medical devices with S-Video, HDMI or DVI-D connections. This allows streaming of live medical data, images, or video of procedures as they are being performed. The camera can be controlled on either end, allowing clinicians to examine all areas on the patient and provide consultation. Images are calibrated to give exact measurements, and areas of concern can be magnified for easier viewing.