BATDOK -- Medics monitoring and treating multiple Pts in the field

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http://www.emsworld.com/news/121512...ap&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPS151212005

Nice new development using technology...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- Imagine a future battlefield where an Air Force pararescue jumper treats seven wounded service members at once. He places sensors on their chests, arms and fingers, which immediately feed vital signs to a small wireless computer, no bigger than a cell phone, on his forearm.

As he checks out the fifth person, his computer vibrates. He looks at the computer screen: the second person’s heart rate is dropping. The pararescueman moves back to the second person and performs chest compressions, saving their life.

That future is not far off. Engineers with the 711th Human Performance Wing from the Human Effectiveness Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are working on exactly this kind of wearable technology to assist medics in the field.
I wonder if this will become a standard triage procedure in mass casualty incidents -- placing the sensors on Pts as you move among them doing your RPM assessments... :smile:
 
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But performing chest compressions in the (battle)field?
 
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But performing chest compressions in the (battle)field?
Yeah, I wondered about that as well. You certainly don't do chest compressions in most MCIs...
 

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