PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE

9-1-1 WHERE THERE IS NONE

Leverage available resources to strengthen existing systems

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Communities with limited resources face two central challenges in developing reliable emergency medical systems:

1. Equipment and technology are expensive to buy and maintain

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2. Not everyone lives in a community that’s accessible by road

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Beacon decentralizes emergency dispatching so that anyone carrying a mobile phone can be dispatched to emergency incidents, coordinating appropriate resources whether they have advanced technology capabilities or not.

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HOW IT WORKS

PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE

1. EMERGENCY ALERT

A dispatcher receives a call from a witness to an emergency incident, collects their information and sends it as a text message alert to all available responders.

2. RESPONDER DISPATCH

After receiving replies from available resources, Beacon determines the nearest and most appropriate vehicles and personnel according to the dispatchers criteria, and instructs those responders to proceed to the incident location.

3.  CONFIRM ON-SCENE

Once the responders have located the patient(s), they inform Beacon that they are on-scene.

4. REQUEST MORE RESOURCES

The first responder to confirm arrival on-scene is marked as “Incident Commander’ and is given the option to request additional resources according to needs encountered on-scene.

5. HOSPITAL TRANSPORT

When transport has been confirmed, the responder indicates to Beacon which facility they’ll be going to, with how many patients, and what their expected arrival will be.

6. PATIENT HANDOVER

While the patient is being transferred to the appropriate facility and advanced notification message is sent to the receiving hospital, including additional options for online medical direction.

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ACTIVE PROGRAMS

Prehospital Emergency Care Features:

  • Adjustable distribution lists — Re-configurable data centers enable flexible responder alert lists for precision dispatching
  • Mutual aid — Scalable design makes it possible to coordinate resources between and across multiple municipalities in rural and urban settings
  • Advanced notifications — Allows for robust communication between transporting units and receiving facilities by sending status to updates at programmable intervals/checkpoints
  • Multiple destinations — Allows for inclusion and designation of multiple sending and receiving facilities
  • Hospital bypass — Functionality to track bed availability and hospital bypass status via web admin pages

Universal Features:

  • Low-tech set-up A single internet connected-device is required to launch
  • Universal accessibility — Can be used on any mobile phone, whether smartphone or feature phone, with or without internet connectivity
  • Easy-to-use interface — Text message interactions require minimal input, are easily followed, and are predictable; Admin and Dispatch interface is intuitive and accessible on any device
  • Automated control – After creating the initial alert, all resource coordination is automated, eliminating the need for dispatchers to micromanage individual resources
  • Low-maintenance operations — No need to download apps or worry about updates; just register the Responder’s mobile phone number and they’re ready to go
  • Modular architecture for easy customization — Beacon v2.0 has been re-built using a modular architecture to enable custom changes to message content and response sequence workflow
  • Remote access or local installation — The Beacon platform is open source and freely available. However, not everyone has software programmers on staff, so we can make Beacon available to you at a nominal cost via access to our remote servers. For installation on local servers, we’re also available to discuss more
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