We live in an extremely “connected” world. More than ever, wireless connectivity of electronic devices and rapid availability of data and information is required and expected. Wireless technology is now also being used to provide reliable, fast and simple patient monitoring even when expanded to multiple patients simultaneously. Wireless connectivity between several devices on one or more patients gives the first responder not only the added benefit of monitoring more efficiently, but also the ability to concentrate on patient care.
Field personnel can quickly become overwhelmed, particularly in mass casualty situations and military operations (Wireless Communications: Principles and Practice 1st Ed., King, 2009). The ability to carry lightweight monitors further out to the incident, as well as rapidly triage multiple casualties in a coordinated manner creates a better and faster solution for accurate information to reach healthcare personnel. This can improve the quality of patient care to a significant degree. As the size, weight, and cost of monitoring improves, the ability to implement a variety of wireless protocols to connect care providers to patients almost becomes a necessity.
Athena GTX® wireless products are designed and manufactured to meet the demands of point of injury wireless monitoring for multiple casualties simultaneously. Enabling wireless connectivity and monitoring technologies, speed, and humanistic design features are combine into attractive solutions for our “connected” world.