Every second counts in an emergency: First aiders, rescuers and hospital staff need to work hand in hand and act quickly to save the life of an injured person. This is not always easy, for example when an ambulance or an emergency physician cannot be on site in time. Telemedicine steps in as an additional member of the chain of survival at this point. We took a closer look at current approaches and projects concerning telemedicine in emergency measures in our Topic of the Month.
Resuscitation via videostream – how EmergencyEye can save lives
When the heart stops beating, irreversible brain damage occurs within minutes without resuscitation. Meanwhile, action is only taken in very few instances of cardiac arrest. Even first responders frequently feel helpless in this situation. In Germany, approximately 65,000 people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest. This is where EmergencyEye comes in to offer valuable support.
Ambulances of the future – a safe and ergonomic workplace
Today's ambulance features far more technology than meets the eye. But not everything is aimed at treating patients. Ambulance manufacturers must also ensure that their vehicles make a great workplace for the crews on board and can adapt to the different challenges of emergency medical services. At the Wietmarscher Ambulanz- und Sonderfahrzeugbau Gmbh, we learn more about this industry from Andreas Ploeger and Sebastian Hinrichsen.