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IT-Supported Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project

Adler, Christine and Krüsmann, Marion and Greiner-Mai, Thomas and Donner, Anton and Mulero Chaves, Javier and Via Estrem, Àngels (2011) IT-Supported Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project. In: Proceedings of the 8th International ISCRAM Conference. 8th International ISCRAM Conference, 8.-11. Mai 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Abstract

Voice, analogue mobile radio, and paper have been successfully used for decades for coordination of emergencies and disasters, but although being simple and robust this approach cannot keep pace with today’s requirements any more. Emerging and established digital communication standards open the door to new applications and services, but the expected benefit needs to be carefully evaluated against robustness, interoperability, and user-friendliness. This paper describes a framework for IT-supported management of mass casualty incidents, which is currently under implementation and study. The four pillars of the concept are handheld devices for use both in daily rescue operations and in disasters, autonomous satellite-based communication infrastructure, a distributed database concept for maximal availability, and psychological acceptance research.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:IT-Supported Management of Mass Casualty Incidents: The e-Triage Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Adler, ChristineLMU
Krüsmann, MarionLMU
Greiner-Mai, ThomasEuro-DMS
Donner, Antonanton.donner@dlr.de
Mulero Chaves, Javierjavier.mulerochaves@dlr.de
Via Estrem, ÀngelsTriaGnoSys
Date:May 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the 8th International ISCRAM Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Mass casualty incident (MCI), satellite communication, distributed database system, database synchronization, e-Triage, human factors, stress, user interface
Event Title:8th International ISCRAM Conference
Event Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:8.-11. Mai 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):R -- no assignement
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Digital Networks
Deposited By: Anton Donner
Deposited On:09 Aug 2011 09:33
Last Modified:09 Aug 2011 09:33

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