A new integrated monitoring system (Zulu Medical System Treviso-Italy) has been tested in a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service setting. This monitoring system can perform a digitization of patient's medical data. The new integrated monitoring system was used by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service of Pieve di Cadore (Belluno, Italy) from 10 August 2015 to 16 April 2018.
The monitoring system was installed on a fully rugged F110 tablet (Getac Technology Corporation, Taiwan).
Patients vital signs were collected by appropriate Bluetooth devices and a record form, previously written on paper, was filled in by the medical team directly on the tablet. Finally, reports were sent to the emergency department of the hospitals directly from the helicopter before arrival using a certified mail. The system also allows to collect data for statistical analysis. The great advantages of this system is above all not to have sheets of paper. You can also perform free from cables monitoring into a 10 meters’ distance, take photographs with geolocation and attach theme to finally report, collect data for an easy quantitative and qualitative analysis.