Print Email Facebook Twitter Pre-hospital Triage Improvement for Ambulances via 5G Video and Vital Data Communication Title Pre-hospital Triage Improvement for Ambulances via 5G Video and Vital Data Communication Author Zhang, H. Toh, Y. Soroa, I.M. Morris, D. Roukens, M.P. Publication year 2022 Abstract The use of real-time video-audio and vital patient data significantly improves the effectiveness of remote assessment in emergencies, compared with the current audio-only pre-hospital communications. This was found during recently completed 5G trials, involving ambulance professionals. The aim of the trials was to investigate how 5G-enabled video-audio and vital patient data monitoring can benefit remote patient assessment and what are the potential implementation constraints. An indoor 5G standalone network was used for the trials, with measured round-trip time as low as 7 ms. With the trials, it was verified that the decision making was quicker and more accurate when the remotely based Chief Medical Officer of an ambulance service received real-time video-audio complimented with vital patient data (for example electrocardiogram) from the paramedic. This meant that the pre-hospital triage significantly improved accelerating patient treatment and avoiding unnecessary conveyance to the hospital. Recommendations are also given addressing the observed implementation constraints. (C) 2022 IEEE. Subject 5Gvital monitoring5G mobile communication systemsAmbulancesDecision makingEmergency servicesHospital data processingPatient monitoringPatient treatmentAmbulance servicesData-communicationPatient dataPre-hospital triageReal time videosRemote assessmentVideoVital monitoringHospitals To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:3c0d8f54-9491-4e0c-81d8-e83c42d0433a TNO identifier 985096 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 9781665462501 Source Proceedings - 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum, FNWF 2022, 562-566 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.