PATIENT TRIAGE

AR TRIAGE FOR MCI AMBUS

Recognition

Faculty Mentor

Collaborators

Impact Statement

With only 13 Ambus in Texas. First responders have limited access to training for mass casualty with the Ambulance Bus. Current EMT triaging methods with the unit have become difficult for first responders to effectively and properly triage victims during mass casualty incidents.

Goal

To create an AR triaging solution for BLS and ALS first responders to enable them to properly and effectively triage victims during MCI. As well as improving confidence and efficiency in Triage and Patient Processing procedures to Ambus units.

Purpose

To create a more efficient Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Personnel that will be able to assist victims during an unexpected mass casualty event. 

Large emergencies like the Vegas shooting occur randomly and without notice. Training for these events is essential and can be challenging. Especially when the personnel in these circumstances are often distributed over a sizable geographic region.

MASS CASUALTY TRIAGE

MCI TRIAGE TAG PROBLEMS

VISIBILITY

Tags are difficult to distinguish from a distance. ​

HANDLING

Difficulty handling with sanitary gloves

PROPOSED SOLUTION

To create an IOT wearable AR real-time solution for MCI Triage training for BLS and ALS first responders. With the intention to make performance on the AmBus more effective by improving confidence and efficiency in Triage and Patient Processing procedures.

HOLOGRAM GRAPHICS

The hologram information overlay will consist of the following elements. 

TRIAGE TAGS

CARDIAC VITALS

VICTIM PROFILE

AMBUS PLACEMENT

NUMBERING

The number in the tag signifies the level of severity of a patient. It is enlarged and centered.

COLOR

Color represents the level of medical treatment urgency. Only yellow and green tags load on Ambus, for delayed and minimal injuries. 

SHAPE

Tags will be created in different shapes for color blind individuals to be able to distinguish from afar the different levels of injury.

Triage tags will be displayed when EMT looks over a field of bodies. This will help solve the issue of poor distance visibility and paper tag handling. 

TRIAGE TAGS

VITAL SIGNS HOLOGRAM 

Vital Signs

The tags have the option to show the patient vitals.

EKG

Electrocardiograph with live data.

The profile of the patient with detailed information will appear when the EMT approaches a certain distance to where the Hololens can read the tag.  

PROFILE INFO DISPLAY

AMBUS SCHEMATIC PLACEMENT

Once the EMT is ready to load patient to the unit, a schematic display of the proper placement will appear.

Allergies  

Allergies and other relevant special treatment information will populate here. 

Victim Information

Weight is crucial it can determine if the patient will be placed at a higher or lower level in the Ambus beds.  

Injury Level

Bed placement

Vitals

LOADING PATIENTS TO AMBUS UNIT

Placement

The bed will be highlighted for a quick loading of patients. Highlighted spot is dependent on:

1. Level of injury

2. Weight of patient

HOLOLENS TRIAGE FLOW

1

Scan Triage Tags

User can view range of severity from a distance.

3

Patient Injury Details

User is able to quickly know about patient details and will load to Ambus properly.

2

Vitals Overview

User determines priority based on vitals display.

4

Ambus Bed Placement

User is informed by what is the optimal placement for the patient and minimizes patient loading time. 

SOCIAL IMPACT

With this training incorporation we will provide reassurance to families by having their loved ones taken care of with a perfectly prepared personnel able to manage any level of mass casualty incident. More lives may be saved and the severity of the injuries may be reduced with better prepared EMS personnel.

SMART CITIES CONNECT CONFERENCE

U.S. IGNITE APPLICATION SUMMIT

March 2018

The team presented on virtual reality applications at the U.S. Ignite Application Summit. Held in conjunction with the Smart Cities Connect Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, the Ignite summit provides a national platform for the sharing of innovative research efforts. Led by Dr. Scott Smith, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of the Virtual Reality and Technology Lab, we advocated for the use of augmented, virtual, and mixed reality solutions to deliver remote trainings to emergency medical personnel to better prepare them to use the AmBus, a bus-sized ambulance designed for use in catastrophic emergencies.

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