Time is everything in time-sensitive emergencies. But you don’t need us to tell you that.
You know that time is tissue. You know that every minute counts, and every minute impacts your patient’s outcome. It’s your job: care for the patient, stabilize them, and transport them to the next stage in their care journey as quickly as possible.
So why does it sometimes feel like the system isn’t built to support that?
Delays in care happen for many, many reasons, but they all boil down to one thing: communication.
We have a lot of different communication technologies that do the job they were meant to do: radios, pagers, phones, and fax machines. But they don’t talk to each other. With every middleman a message travels through, it’s another delay for your patient. And when time is of the essence, it’s essential to make sure that the right information gets to the right person at the right time.