Ambulances are used to get people from one place to another in emergencies and other situations where it’s too difficult to move a person any other way. Even so, ambulances still face problems that can hamper them and slow down their ability to reach their destinations safely and quickly. One of the biggest issues ambulances face is an unreliable power source, which makes it hard to keep medical devices like respirators working properly during long-distance drives.
1) Bad Roads
Potholes and bad roads are a problem for ambulances all over India. Breaking an axle or losing your wheel on a pothole can be deadly if you’re stuck at a traffic light, so it’s important to constantly check for road hazards. Of course, many ambulance services don’t have cash reserves big enough to buy a brand new vehicle every time they hit a pothole—so they need another solution! Here are some creative ideas that can solve these problems Renting or leasing a vehicle that’s made for off-road use can be one great solution for tackling potholes and bad roads. That way, you won’t need to worry about repairing your vehicle as often—you just give it back once your service is complete.
2) Traffic Jams
Navigating through heavy traffic poses a challenge for ambulances. If there’s a traffic jam, then people might not get to a hospital on time and lives are at stake. Today, some ambulances have created an app that lets you know where congestion is located on busy streets so that you can travel around it and save time. People who travel on public transport are used to missing their stops and being late. But for people needing medical attention, it’s an altogether different situation – either you get there on time, or you don’t get there at all. It is no wonder then that most traffic jams have ambulances stuck in them!
3) Long Waits at Hospitals
In most countries, ambulances are for emergency use only. If a patient isn’t in critical condition, he or she is typically taken to a doctor via private car. Some Indian cities don’t even have any ambulances at all; citizens are expected to take family members who are ill and injured directly to a hospital. If a patient is in critical condition, however, ambulances are needed. But sometimes these vehicles have trouble getting to their destination.
Why? Because India’s roads—like roads all over the world—are congested and clogged with traffic jams. This can make it difficult for ambulances to get where they need to go on time.
4) Inadequate Parking Spaces
This issue seems like a no-brainer. There should be plenty of parking available for ambulances at hospitals, and there should always be room for them in emergency rooms. But that’s not always true. In rural areas, for instance, only one ambulance is available per 100,000 people — which means that if everyone who needed an ambulance used it at once, none would be left over. Which obviously isn’t ideal when it comes to responding to emergencies...Thankfully, there are solutions!
In cities, ambulances need to find parking spots that are close enough to emergency rooms. When they can’t find a spot, it delays how quickly they can get to emergencies, which means less lives saved. Hospital staff also don’t want ambulances clogging up already-crowded emergency rooms with patients who aren’t injured — so finding better ways for ambulances and hospitals work together is an absolute must.
5) Lack of Emergency Numbers
Getting an ambulance from a hospital can be quite difficult, and getting immediate help after an accident is vital. However, calling for an ambulance is not as simple as it should be. Emergency numbers are often incorrect or do not work at all. Such problems need to be solved in order for ambulances and other medical services to run more smoothly. If we can ensure that emergency numbers work as expected, there is an increased likelihood of ambulance services being able to reach people who need them. This reduces wait times and can save lives. By investing resources into updating such systems, update emergency numbers.
SOLUTIONS developed by Logical Learning
1. GPS-enabled ambulances with cameras
This is almost a decade old technology but still far from being implemented in ambulance services in India for real time monitoring of ambulances. GPS enabled ambulances with cameras and portable ECG machines inside can relay critical information to doctors and emergency rooms prior to the patient reaching the hospital. It is stated that each minute of delay in starting emergency treatment reduces survival chances by 7-10%. Hence, another very important feature that digitisation has enabled is that ambulances can be allocated to the patient from the closest possible location making the entire process quicker, traceable and trackable. Further, it helps in sharing Information with all the stakeholders for a comprehensive emergency medical service:
● Faster response and delivery time for the ambulances ● Drivers have information about patient location,condition and contact details ● Paramedic is well informed and prepared about the condition of the patient and prepares accordingly ● Patients and their relatives can check the location of ambulances along with the information of drivers and paramedics
At Logical Learning company we have developed a GPS solution system that works with sensor and maps to assist in driving beside capturing incidents including distance traversed, fuel usage, anti-theft , direction , geo-tagging & time spent for the drive . The maps are advanced that gives navigation assistance with AGPS for perfect locational use .
2. Connected Database Management System for health records
An Integrated and connected system that allows EMS to share historical medical records of the patient with ED can go a long way in saving someone’s life. It would enable the ED staff to make informed decisions and achieve good health outcomes.
Currently, the ambulance and paramedic crew have no direct or easy access to patient records so they essentially have very limited understanding of what a patient tells them about their health condition. In a country like India especially, where paramedic staff training is not standardized, lack of information can further affect the way any diagnosis is done. In some cases where the paramedic staff come in Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and are equipped to take action, a lot depends on the patient’s past medical history. A connected database management system will help in the right diagnosis of the patient.
We have developed special database management through Smart Medigo Application that captures all data of the patient and can help inform or interact with the hospital , doctor or patient in terms of any emergency support etc
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