How is medical control being implemented with your organization, hospital
or EMS agency?
I am most interested in direct real time medical oversight and control
but would welcome comments on retrospective and prospective activities?
How are standing protocols used?
Is there any direct contact when standing protocols are used?
Who is directly responsible at the hospital or base station?
Who is the on-line person?
Is it a physician, resident, RN or MICN or other?
How are the data presented to medical control?
How is the data presented to the hospital physician or nurse who will see
the patient when they arrive?
How are inbound patients tracked and noted?
If the medical control is at a central site, how is the receiving
What delays occur in notification?
What type of data is collected and recorded?
Is it only verbal, without any written or electronic record?
Is there any use of hospital/base station electronic medical record or
How are the data archived?
How long are the data kept?
Are voice recordings taken and archived?
How is this archived data used later?
How do your communications system effect medical control?
This information is to be used to help guide an article on advanced
communications and information management.
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