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Boston EMS is deploying a new, off-the-shelf, lightweight mobile device for the first time at the Boston Marathon on April 15. The platform, from SafetyPAD, is intended for use in mass-casualty situations gives EMS personnel the ability to carry into crowds and assess a patient upon arrival, document in realtime, transmit data to transport units before they arrive, and other features. Boston EMS will utilize the new Android-based program for bike and gator teams along race route. For more, visit: www.safetypad.com.
Originally posted by JustTheMan
So what exactly are you trying to say?
It's a co-incidence, and considering the police jammed 3 other bombs, I'd say the precautions paid off.
SafetyPAD is a comprehensive, flexible, easy-to-use electronic Patient Care Reporting (ePCR) system that allows agencies to collect, utilize and share incident and patient EMS data. SafetyPAD allows first responders and paramedics to accurately generate pre-hospital patient care documentation in the field in real-time. It provides EMS agencies with everything they need to enhance the operation of the entire EMS enterprise via two mature and interconnected platforms: SafetyPAD Mobile (for in-field data collection) and SafetyPAD Enterprise (a web-based EMS information management system).
Originally posted by chrismarco
reply to post by Signals
it makes perfect sense that they use this in a marathon like environment...we use stuff from the military in every day use because it makes sense...dozens upon dozens of runners drop during this type of marathon so having EMT's equipped with this makes sense...has nothing to do with mass casualties folks it's the app that can get up to the minute info to the hospital as quickly as possible...the idea was for mass casualties and the app just happens to make sense for situations such as this...a marathon....
Originally posted by Signals
reply to post by JustTheMan
Who in the Hell plans for a mass-casualty event at a marathon?
Either they knew something was going to happen, or they did it, there are only 2 choices here....
or bothedit on 15-4-2013 by Signals because: (no reason given)