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Management of In-Field Patient Tracking and Triage by Using Near-Field Communication in Mass Casualty Incidents.

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1
Emergency Department, Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, Chiayi County, Taiwan, China.
2
Biomedical Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei City, Taiwan, China.

Abstract

Near field communications (NFC) is an emerging technology that may potentialy assist with disaster management. A smartphone-based app was designed to help track patient flow in real time. A table-drill was held as a brief evaluation and it showed significant imporvement in both efficacy and accuracy of patient management. It is feasible to use NFC-embedded smartphones to clarify the ambiguous and chaotic patient flow in a mass casualty incident.

KEYWORDS:

Disasters; Smartphone; Triage

PMID:
29295301
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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