Last month, in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, a pregnant woman with COVID-19 could not find a place to be hospitalized, and her baby died after being delivered at home.
In response this case, Smart119 has developed a new system to share information on pregnant women who need to be transported urgently with obstetricians, etc., and to quickly coordinate hospitalization.
Chiba Prefecture to Introduce New System to Promptly Adjust Hospitalization of Pregnant Women in Need of Transport
We have announced the addition of the "Deployment Department Diagram Function" to the "Smart:DR" disaster countermeasure system for medical institutions (Patent No. 6166114).
This function supports disaster medical operations, including the allocation of personnel to medical aid stations and the reorganization of medical teams in response to changes in the situation.
In addition, the 10th Osaka 8.8 Million People Drill, a large-scale disaster evacuation drill scheduled for September 3, 2021 (hosted by Osaka Prefecture), was cancelled due to unseasonable weather, but Rinku General Medical Center (Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture; President: Shizuya Yamashita), a local independent administrative corporation, conducted a summoning drill using this system and confirmed its effectiveness in supporting disaster medical care.
◆Background of Additional Functions
In the event of a disaster, medical aid stations are set up by the Disaster Countermeasures Headquarters of the local government, which decides on the facility (hospital or temporary facility) and dispatches operational personnel (medical aid team leader and relief team) based on the Local Disaster Prevention Plan and the Disaster Medical Aid Activity Manual. Operational management tends to be analog in nature, using whiteboards, mock-up papers, and sticky notes (with names, affiliations, job titles, and specialties) at the headquarters. There are many issues such as loss of stickies and lack of clarity on whether the information is updated or not, and local governments and medical institutions have been asking if it is possible to digitize the information.
◆Demonstrating Smart:DR's Disaster Response Capabilities in Disaster Drills
The Rinku Medical Center, which plays the role of a disaster medical center in Izumisano City, has introduced Smart:DR with the addition of a department map function. The medical center conducted a drill using this system on September 3, 2021. It was demonstrated that the system is capable of confirming the safety of staff members and requesting them to assemble after a disaster occurs, assigning the assembled staff members to the appropriate departments, and establishing a disaster medical system as soon as possible.
◆Grasping the overall picture of disaster medical care and strengthening response capabilities for disaster mitigation
Smart:DR's new "Assigned Department Map" function enables the assignment of personnel to first aid stations in a single application. Information on personnel, such as first aid stations, medical team composition, and assigned departments, is centrally managed on the headquarters PC, including staff safety confirmation and assembly requests, and displayed in a systematic organizational chart to provide a complete picture of disaster medical care. This will enhance the following response capabilities at the headquarters through the use of a projector for magnified projection.
-Initial response: Establish a systematic disaster medical system within 72 hours, which is considered to be the time limit between life and death.
-Transitional response: Prompt reorganization of personnel in response to changes in the situation (damage, number of first-aid stations, arrival of DMATs, etc.)
◆Features of Smart:DR
-Emergency communication to staff, safety confirmation
-Real-time grasp of the status of emergency gathering and support for optimal personnel allocation
-Automatic aggregation of health management information based on a medical point of view
-Replies can be completed with a single click, and no login is required
-The system has a bulletin board function that can be used even during normal times
As the spread of the infection continues unabated throughout Japan, our expert, Dr. Nakada, answered questions on the specifications and wearing of masks to prevent infection, and other warnings.
Kazumi Saito News Wide SAKIDORI
The following is a report on the current situation of hospitals and healthcare systems in the wake of the COVID-19.
The fragility of Japan's healthcare system and the challenge of quickly securing hospital beds exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"Infection Control at Events"
Representative Director, Smart119 Inc.
Professor, Department of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine
◆Point 1: Things to be careful about at events
-Observe the rules and requirements of the organizer and the region where the event is held
-Take the usual measures to prevent infectious diseases, even after vaccination
◆Point 2: When participating in an event (*1)
-Do not shout
-Frequently hand sanitize
-Avoid 3 densities (crowded, close, and sealed)
◆Point 3: When organizing an event (*1)
-Restrictions on eating and drinking
-Limit the number of participants
-Collect contact informations of the participants as much as possible
-Try to avoid crowded waiting lines, etc
-Keep the distance between seats
◆Point 4: Attitudes toward the event (*2)
-Emphasize reducing the number of people in contact with each other rather than the number of people
-Keep a distance of 2m between participants and staff in the venue (seats, waiting lines, toilets, etc.)
-Keep a distance of 2 meters between participants and staff in the venue (seats, waiting lines, restrooms, etc.)
-The risk of infection is higher indoors than outdoors because of the tendency for inadequate distance and ventilation
◆Point 5: Are masks and social distance enough?
-Wear masks correctly.
-The risk of infection increases if you touch your mouth or eyes with a hand that has touched the surface of a worn mask
-There is a risk of infection in spaces that are not well ventilated
◆Point 6: Is it safe to if you're vaccinated?
For the following reasons, it is preferable to participate in events after vaccination
-Even with vaccination, the risk of infection is not zero
- Vaccination is effective in preventing and also reducing the severity of illness