Method and system for an improved entry process of an emergency medical dispatch system

  • US 6,607,481 B1
  • Filed: 10/10/2000
  • Issued: 08/19/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/10/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for managing the entry process of an emergency medical dispatch system, for dispatching medical assistance to persons needing such medical assistance, comprising the steps of:

  • (a) receiving a medical call on a telephone communication device regarding a patient needing medical assistance because of a health problem;

    (b) receiving a description of the health problem giving rise to said call for medical assistance;

    (c) identifying if the patient needing medical assistance is suffering ineffective breathing;

    (d) determining a criticality value based on the description of said health problem;

    (e) selecting an appropriate response, wherein such response depends on said described health problem, a received age, a determination of consciousness and a determination of breathing, and wherein said appropriate response includes an arrest protocol for patients in respiratory arrest;

    (f) calculating a determinate value based on said described health problem, said received age, said determination of consciousness and said determination of breathing; and

    (g) dispatching, based on said calculated determinate value, an appropriate emergency medical response, wherein said emergency medical response is provided by field emergency medical care-givers.

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