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Preliminary evaluation of the use of a CDMA-based emergency telemedicine system.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17227609     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have conducted a preliminary evaluation of the use of a code division multiple access (CDMA)-based emergency telemedicine system to be used by emergency rescuers providing first-aid treatment for patients. The prototype system included five instrumentation modules for measuring non-invasive arterial blood pressure (NIBP), arterial oxygen saturation (SpO(2)), six-channel electrocardiogram (ECG), blood glucose concentration and body temperature. The patient data were transferred to a doctor's PC through CDMA and TCP/IP networks using an embedded personal digital assistant (PDA) phone. Performance tests in the laboratory showed that the system provided reliable values with error ranges within +/-1% for heart rate, +/-5 mmHg for NIBP, +/-2% for SpO(2) and +/-1% for glucose. The feasibility of the prototype system was then evaluated with 15 real emergency patients on Jeju Island over a two-month period. Measured data were transmitted from a moving ambulance to the emergency medical centre without significant CDMA connection loss or transmission errors. The average transfer time was 8 min. Four emergency doctors and 11 rescuers completed a questionnaire. There were favourable reviews from the users.
Jaemin Kang; Honggu Chun; Il Hyung Shin; Sang Do Shin; Gil Joon Suh; Hee Chan Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of telemedicine and telecare     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1357-633X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Telemed Telecare     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-17     Completed Date:  2007-05-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9506702     Medline TA:  J Telemed Telecare     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  422-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Interdisciplinary Program-Biomedical Engineering Major, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Cellular Phone / utilization
Emergency Medical Services / standards
Emergency Medicine / standards*
Equipment Design
Feasibility Studies
Remote Consultation / methods*

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