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Virginia Tech, Carilion team with physician to create digital ER pediatric response chart
Date:12/6/2010

rting the paper-based data to a wireless format displayed on a monitor. Eventually, Steans and Muelenaer at Carilion, the Virginia Tech College of Engineering and Broselow himself all came together to work on the process.

"We showed them what we had developed and they showed us what they had developed," said Broselow, who developed the tape after moving from a private practice set-up to emergency room, and seeing the need for large medical teams to have set standards for child emergency care response. "The initial content on the large screen was a combination of what their thinking was and the content information we had."

Funding for the project came from the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Rural hospitals, such as those located throughout Southwest Virginia, could benefit most from the software device, more so than urban hospitals with high-capita populations of children. "There are not as many children, so there are not as many cases," he said.

The tape itself is designed for children 12-years-old or younger, and having a maximum weight of roughly 80 pounds. Separately, Broselow and his company are continuing work on several digital formats for emergency rooms of all types and additional user formats such as iPhone applications and several publications, plus additional emergency response needs such as wounds sustained from chemical weapons.


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Contact: Steven Mackay
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540-231-4787
Virginia Tech
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