Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lighter TransportAV Exhibited

GlobalMedia Group LLC exhibited their new slimmer lighter TransportAV to over 3000 attendees at the 15th American Telemedicine Association International Meeting and Exposition in San Antonio Texas held this week. The new TransportAV provides telemedical ambulatory and emergency care enabling remote physician participation. Updates to the new system include a slimmer, more dynamic design, a 25 percent cut in weight, and increased battery power.

Mounted on a stretcher, TransportAV allows for medical consultations to go from the field directly to the clinic or hospital where a patient is being transported. With the TransportAV, the remote doctor has the ability to control all aspects of the consult. The system features a military-grand touch-screen PC, a 3G/4G Aircard, a controllable camera, echo canceling microphone, a ClearSteth™ Stethoscope, a TotalExam™ examination camera, and a Bluetooth wireless keyboard with headset for private conversations.

All of this is designed into an adjustable, compact unit that can be mounted on a stretcher complete with a built-in pneumatic lift to allow the unit to be high enough above to be operational. The unit is able to easily enter the transport vehicle while in a compact position. The unit can also detach from the stretcher and be mounted on a mobile cart at the scene or in the trauma center allowing the EMTs to answer their next call.

“The updates to the TransportAV system make it even more ergonomic for use in the field especially for fast-paced scenarios when life hangs in the balance,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, GlobalMedia’s Managing Director.

GlobalMedia’s telemedicine equipment has been especially helpful in transporting children to the emergency room at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hamilton Schwartz a Board Certified Emergency Room Pediatric Practitioner at the hospital finds that since TransportAV mobile telemedicine has been used, the hospital’s critical care transport teams are able to provide top quality care from the moment of pick up until the patient is physically in the same room with the doctor.

“With mobile telemedicine, we can now interact with the ambulance crews to customize critical care for each individual patient from the minute the patient is transferred into their care. We can immediately diagnose and begin critical care treatment, and we can monitor the patient’s condition and reactions to treatment throughout the transport”, said Dr. Schwartz.

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