PORTLAND, OR – June 24, 2014 – ReelDx, the leading provider of real-patient video, today launched the first online library of real-patient video case studies designed to train emergency medical first-responders. The project is sponsored by the Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (EMSC), an initiative of the Oregon Health Authority to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity caused by severe illness or trauma.
The library provides EMS professionals with short videos of real encounters in the field and in emergency rooms, substantial case data and imagery, and peer-authored and reviewed write-ups of each case. Education about best practices for emergency assessment and management is made vivid through real patients, real providers and real medical emergencies.
“This is a powerful learning tool for medical first responders,” says Dr. David Spiro, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of ReelDx. “It’s critical for EMTs and paramedics to keep their skills current and their training fresh. However, their exposure to a broad range of conditions is dependent on the medical emergencies that happen to occur in the communities they serve. Especially in rural communities, this can limit the knowledge that pre-hospital providers have had recent chance to put to use. With ReelDx, they can review real cases from other first responders and get bullet-point takeaways for their own practice.”
Each case includes a video of about 1 minute in length along with patient medical history, dispatch information, and first responder interventions used. Many cases also include rich supplemental materials, such as still pictures of trauma scenes; caregiver interviews; EKG and other test results; and an interactive quiz to test the viewer’s knowledge.
The ReelDx and OR EMSC Prehospital Library will feature one new case weekly.
Contributors include providers and teachers from Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, University of Louisville, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Woodburn Ambulance Company in Woodburn, OR. All cases are produced with full patient consent.
Headquartered in Portland, OR, privately-held ReelDx provides online and mobile applications that enable the creation, storage, and sharing of Personal Clinical Video™. Personal video content can improve medical education, increase the effectiveness of patient communications, and allow providers to more efficiently and accurately record clinical encounters. The company partners with medical manufacturers, provider organizations, and educational systems to create and deliver specialized libraries of educational content and to innovate the use of video in clinical environments.
About Oregon EMS for Children:
Oregon Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) was established in 1984. EMSC is an initiative designed to reduce child and youth disability and death due to severe illness or injury. The goals are to ensure that state-of-the-art emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents; that pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services (EMS) system; and that the entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, are provided to children and adolescents.
Bill Kelly, co-founder and CEO, ReelDx
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