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Stop Repeating Yourself: Replacing the EMS Radio Report with Pulsara

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Do you ever get tired of repeating yourself as you tell the same patient story multiple different times, to multiple different audiences?

You write on the back of your glove to keep track of what’s happening with your patient on scene and during transport. You deliver your report to the hospital via radio, to let them know what to expect when you arrive. You give an in-person inpatient report when you hand off the patient at the bedside, and you may also have to complete a leave-behind hand-written “short form.” And finally, you’ve got the patient care report that you complete afterward, within 24 hours of the case. 

That’s at least five different times you have to repeat the same basic information to update everyone who needs to be in the know. 

What if there was a better way? (Hint: there is!)

Your time is valuable. And whether others recognize it or not, the information that you transmit from the field is absolutely critical to prepare hospital teams to care for your patient when you arrive. You give them the time they need to gather their resources and be ready to help save this patient’s life. 

As the system stands, though, your report has to go through a game of telephone before it gets through to the trauma team, or the cardiologist, or the CT lab. The time it takes for your message to reach them costs precious minutes...minutes your patient may not have. 

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Pulsara is designed to give your report the attention it deserves and instantly get it into the hands of the people who need to see it. Instead of jotting down information on the back of your glove and then relaying it to the unit clerk on the other end of the radio, you can type the information into Pulsara or record it as an audio clip. 

Your report is immediately saved and sent out to all the members of the patient’s care team, eliminating the middleman and getting your information directly into the hands of the people who need it. They can refer to the exact notes that you wrote for them, instead of the abbreviated version they received secondhand. With recorded audio reports, all team members can listen and replay it as many times as they need to. You can also take and send photos to the entire team—and with group messaging you can answer any questions quickly and keep the team updated on your progress. 

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The information you put into Pulsara can replace your radio report, your short form, and can even flow into any ePCR. We have an open API that allows our data to be pulled into the ePCR (all you have to do is ask your ePCR to consume it). 

No more having to repeat yourself. It’s all there in Pulsara. 

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Ready to learn more about how Pulsara can help streamline communication for your EMS organization? Check out what we can do for you at https://www.pulsara.com/ems

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