I MCRMC has to displays to show pt. Info and EMS has a computer to send the info I have seen EMSA with A Computer in there hands when they are 10-10 at the M.C. coming thew the E.R. Doors.phil_smith said:WHAT!!!!
Ok Thanks Big MacBigMacFire said:EMSA likes redundancy. Info is sent in numerous ways.
Every crew member has an alphanumeric pager, on a EMSA dedicated frequency, a portable radio- (will each have one when on 800mHz), their own personal cell phones- and a company issued cell phone. There is a MDT(Mobile Data Terminal) in the new ambulances- which displays dispatch/call info, as well as having a mapping feature.
The computer you describe as being seen in the hands of the medic- is what we do our 'paperwork' on. It is a tablet PC that runs a program called MEDUSA Siren. It does have wireless internet, and recieves information from dispatch- but this is after the fact - and for the completion of the paperwork... it does not recieve call info.
EMSA medics recieve call info by voice[radio], pager, and MDT. If there is something that they don't want to say-- or a FUBAR situation we are getting called out to - they will page us/ask us to call dispatch.
Mind you this will all change when 800 mHz radios are issued in December.
We (eastern division) still do it all that way, only difference is we still have 400MHz in most of the trucks for a backup if the 800MHz goes down.BigMacFire said:Mind you this will all change when 800 mHz radios are issued in December.