Hospital resolution of mass casualty incidents can have difficulties involving « command and control » and information management, ineffective use of triage classes, and missed diagnostic procedures, leading to lower quality of care.
A computer system has been developed to supply continuously updated group and patient data.
The system uses barcoded identifiers to represent patients, injuries, facilities, and locations, in order to minimize errors and make exchange of data possible.
The system communicates with the permanent hospital information system.
This article reports the use of this technology during several experiments and real incidents.
Computer registration based on bar codes, despite the greater number of items entered, still showed 25% fewer inaccuracies when compared with handwritten medical charts.
Extensive training was shown to be unnecessary.
Paramedical personnel judged the automated procedures to be an improvement during the admission of 143 evacuated patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Assistance ordinateur, Code barre, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Triage, Enregistrement donnée, Evaluation, Aide décision, Homme, Dossier médical, Soin intensif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Computer aid, Bar code, Hospital ward, Emergency, Sorting, Data logging, Evaluation, Decision aid, Human, Medical record, Intensive care
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0306450
Code Inist : 002B28E. Création : 10/04/1997.