Injured person information management during second triage

Yuki Takahashi, Hiroaki Kojima, Ken Ichi Okada

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Abstract

In a large-scale disaster in which many persons are injured at the same time, triage has been introduced. Triage is a method that temporarily delays the treatment of people with mild to moderate injuries and symptoms and gives priority to those in a critical condition. In the process of multiple triage, more specific information is needed in the second triage compared to the first to accurately prioritize the persons injuries and state. To solve this problem we proposed and constructed a touch-based interface for managing information inserted during second triage. A touch-based tablet interface is introduced to specify wound areas and gestures for wound types. The information is shared wire-lessly with all emergency personnel, giving medics shared, data-centric, visibility of overall triage status for the first time. The evaluation experiment shows that this proposed system enables to reduce input errors, speed up injured person care, and facilitate information sharing between medics efficiently. As a result, we believe that many more injured persons can and will be saved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages97-105
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 14
Event24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 19

Publication series

NameUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Other

Other24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period11/10/1611/10/19

Keywords

  • Biological information
  • Electronic tag
  • Interface
  • Touch panel
  • Triage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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