Communities with limited resources face two central challenges in developing reliable emergency medical systems:
1. Equipment and technology are expensive to buy and maintain
2. Not everyone lives in a community that’s accessible by road
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.
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.
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.
Once the responders have located the patient(s), they inform Beacon that they are on-scene.
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.
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.
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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