Pre-Hospital Providers Can Save Lives If They See the Patient’s Situation Long before They Arrive to the Hospital
As Pre-Hospital Providers, we are always looking for ways to improve patient outcomes. Being a paramedic, our work involves making a very important decision without much time to consider the consequences. You have to think on your feet and hope you made the right decision. You can save a life or lose it based on how prepared you are and the decision you made on the spot.
As a paramedic instructor, I used to do a test and put a student in one room with a photo and have them call a student in the other room to describe the photo. I found that maybe 3 in 10 were able to describe the photo to a point where the person on the other end of the line was able to come back in with an accurate photo. With this, I believe that although we try to describe to a receiving physician what we are bringing to them, we inherently do not have the ability to paint the correct picture of the patient and condition. When I was introduced to Inquire I saw that no matter what the patient type (stroke, trauma, burn or general medical) there was a huge benefit to having the receiving physician be able to complete a brief assessment on that patient long before they come through the doors of the ER.
We Can Improve the Quality of Our Decisions With Technology
Think about a stroke patient that is 20 minutes out from the hospital and the stroke doctor is performing their NIH stroke assessment en route. This is an advantage, because it cuts the “door to needle” time and allows the patients to go directly to the CT Scanner. Think about a trauma patient being cut out of a vehicle and the trauma surgeon on the other end of the call watching an audio/video call and seeing what the injuries are. Not only is the doctor more prepared for what is about to come in the doors, but they can adapt their treatment based on what they are seeing on the screen, giving them the ability to direct the field provider to provide better care to that patient in the field.
Inquire MD Can Make Patient Assessment Easier, Faster, And More Efficient
Inquire MD is a cutting-edge technology that is changing the way we assess and triage patients in the field. Providing that ability to help physicians triage that patient earlier will have significant increases in patient outcomes, especially stroke and trauma victims.
If doctors and medical professionals have more time for assessment and decision making in some situations such as accident victims, they can greatly improve the patient outcomes. This is why Inquire MD is critical for any pre-hospital provider. It is the exact technology that doctors need to improve the quality of their decisions by having more time to assess the patient and know patient’s condition even before they ever arrive for treatment.
Let’s take a look at how this technology works:
When an accident occurred along a major highway, the nearest policeman or paramedic evacuating the victim to the hospital can reach out to the nearest hospital through Inquire MD.
With this technology, he doesn’t need to just describe the victim’s situation to a doctor; he can actually let the doctor see the exact condition of the patient through Inquire MD live video. In fact, the doctor can suggest some basic treatment to be given to the patient at the scene to save his life. He will also have more time to make the necessary preparation even before the paramedic team reaches the hospital.
There is no doubt that the incorporation of Inquire MD into various hospitals can help the doctors become better and more efficient at their jobs. This technology is currently revolutionizing the way doctors prepare to receive patients and administer treatments. Inquire MD is improving patient outcomes through it’s groundbreaking technology.