Accession Number : ADA386760


Title :   Disaster Relief and Emergency Medical Services Project (DREAMS TM): Digital EMS


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 23 Jan 1999-22 Sep 2000


Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER AT HOUSTON


Personal Author(s) : Duke, James H., Jr. ; Well, James ; Salinas, Jose ; Tindall, R. D.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA386760


Report Date : OCT 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : Physician's virtual presence in support of the first responding care-givers at the scene of the incident will create the opportunity for achieving an accurate initial evaluation of the victim's clinical condition and a timely initiation of appropriate interventions. Any condition that interferes with adequate blood flow will cause an impairment of tissue oxygenation, the results of which are cell injury and, if sufficiently prolonged, cell death. The interval of time between the acute catastrophic events that initiate the decrease in blood flow and the establishment of therapies to reverse this cascade of cell injury is critical. Any measure that shortens the interval between the injury and the institution of appropriate therapy will afford the greatest potential for minimizing cell injury and preventing cell death. The DREAMS: Digital EMS project is designed specifically to address these issues.


Descriptors :   *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *MEDICAL SERVICES , *DIGITALIS , REVERSIBLE , CASUALTIES , THERAPY , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , TIMELINESS , CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS , PHYSICIANS , DEATH , CELLS(BIOLOGY) , BLOOD CIRCULATION , DREAMS , INTERVALS.


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
      COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE