Nova Scotia paramedics to be wired

Moulton, Donalee
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p446
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a new electronic reporting system being introduced in Nova Scotia, for paramedics recording patient information. The system, Siren ePCR, will be implemented by early 2008, at the cost of $2.2m over 3 years. It is stated that more than 800 emergency services personnel are expected to benefit from the computerized system which organizes patient information in a useful format for staff in emergency departments, thus saving time. It also includes drug dosage information. The system is developed by Medusa Medical Technologies Inc. of Halifax. Paramedics in Nova Scotia will be trained by January 2008 to use the system, to be installed in ambulances, which automatically records a patient's address for the paramedic team and provides a map to speed response time.


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