video telementoring to facilitate triage and treatment
To assist responders in treating a medically-diverse group of patients, we propose
that medical experts outside of the affected region mentor the first responders
in the patients’ treatment until the patients could be transported to a higher level
of care. Towards this end, we are adding videoconferencing technologies to the set
of tools that first responders carry to communicate with off-site incident support
During an incident response that incorporates AID-N technologies, the first responder
would be able to transmit video of her patients, and the treatment that she provides
to her patients, to one or more nurses or doctors for remote consultations. For
the first time, videoconferencing will enable first responders to take advantage
of medical expertise outside of the affected region’s strained healthcare infrastructure.
Additionally, in spite of an incident situation, the patient will benefit from levels
of medical care that are closer to those normally available.