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Turning Down the Dial In Hospitals

Overcoming Five Challenges with Radio Communication

Hospital emergency departments are fast-paced and frequently chaotic. Teams inside and outside of the hospital, such as EMS partners, must work together to provide a positive patient outcome.

Radios have long been the tool trusted for communication between the emergency department and EMS teams in the field. And while a radio is better than nothing, it is far from ideal. Radios inherently create challenges in five areas:

  • No photos or videos to help hospital teams visualize the scene or injuries
  • Noisy and distracting from other needs
  • Breakdown of verbal communication
  • Lack of standardized processes
  • No continuity of data between team members

For strategies to solve these challenges and improve communication within your hospital and with your EMS partners, read “Turning Down the Dial” today.

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