Honeywell Intelligent Life Care Releases On-Scene Triage Support Technology for Emergency Responders
Safe Triage Pro Delivers Secure, Real-time Patient Data To Receiving Hospitals To Improve Patient Safety, Clinical Governance
Leicester, December 2011: Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today a new technology solution – Safe Triage Pro – to help emergency responders provide faster and more accurate on-scene support and diagnosis of injured patients.
Safe Triage Pro from Honeywell Intelligent Life Care and UK-based technology firm Safe Patient Systems, is a fully-automated, hand-held triage solution designed by clinicians following the 7/7 attacks in London, enabling fast and effective delivery of patient information to receiving hospitals to improve clinical governance and patient safety. Safe Triage Pro is designed to support the treatment of mass casualties resulting from a major incident or terrorist attack, as well as day-to-day emergency response incidents, including in large stadiums, airports or other high-crowd venues.
The West Midlands Ambulance Service Air Ambulance Unit were the first to use the technology: “The Safe Triage Pro has step changed the ability of our Air Ambulance crews to quickly capture and share crucial victim data,” said Dr. Tony Bleetman, clinical director helicopter emergency medicine, West Midlands Ambulance Service.
“From single- to mass-casualty incidents, a fast response with effective triaging is critical in dealing with unexpected medical emergencies,” said Honeywell Intelligent Life Safety managing director, Mark Ayton.
“A fast and automated way to collect vital patient data and relaying it back to the receiving hospital in real-time is particularly beneficial in supporting clinical decisions and improving patient care,”
Honeywell is also distributing a second “Lite” version aimed at non-medically trained users. Safe Triage Lite integrates the latest communication technology to enable remote medical diagnosis and support to those working in challenging and hard-to-reach air, sea or land locations such as planes, ships, nuclear plants, oil and gas assets or mines. It also contains a comprehensive medical and drugs database, giving non-medically trained users fast access and easy to follow expert medical assistance and guidelines.
The fact that the device provides fast remote support could also help to save organisations and healthcare providers money and time by reducing expensive and unnecessary detours, evacuations and emergency call-outs.
“The Safe Triage Lite technology has been specifically designed to support non-medically trained users in administering first aid in all kinds of circumstances – and locations,” said Ayton. “This device supports businesses in fulfilling their duty of care by better enabling them to provide protection to their staff and meet modern health and safety standards.”
Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.
About Safe Patient Systems
The Company was born out of the Research & Development department of one of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. It creates solutions, designed by clinicians, which harness technology to enhance patient safety and deliver more efficient healthcare. It has developed a range of proven, technically advanced, web based, scalable medical solutions that focus on telemedicine, telehealth and assisted living.