Project TraumaHawk Improving Patient Outcomes through Photographic Trauma SiteDocumentation_17-SPR0-007 Phase IV: Regional Expansion

(2021) Project TraumaHawk Improving Patient Outcomes through Photographic Trauma SiteDocumentation_17-SPR0-007 Phase IV: Regional Expansion. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

TraumaHawk, a smartphone app for law enforcement and first responders, was designed by the University of Iowa (UI) to connectpre-hosptal emergency care to hospital trauma teams. At the scene of a crash, first responders use TraumaHawk to generate andsend a report with vital collision information, as well as photographs showing extent of intrusion and damage in a vehicle’soccupant compartment, to the receiving trauma center. Utilizing TraumaHawk to identify serious crashes remotely providestrauma teams with significantly more time to prepare for incoming patients than the conventional ambulance crew notification.TraumaHawk results to date have been positive, with a significant increase in emergency department (ED) prep time. To date, theTraumaHawk project has completed three successful phases of development. Phase four was to include the regional expansionwestward in Iowa. During this phase, updates to the app and alerting system were required. Expansion proved to be challengebecause of a variety of HIPPA and other privacy and infrastructure challenges.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Hazards and emergency operations, Crashes, Injuries, Risks,Health care, Emergency medical services, Law enforcement,Communications
Subjects: Transportation > Security and emergencies
Transportation > Data and Information Technology
ID Code: 36934
Deposited By: Cheryl Cowie
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2021 11:28
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 11:28
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/36934