Baden-Württemberg: Ministry: soon tele-emergency doctors in the state

Karlsruhe (dpa/lsw) - In Baden-Württemberg there should soon be the possibility to consult emergency doctors during rescue operations via video.

Baden-Württemberg: Ministry: soon tele-emergency doctors in the state

Karlsruhe (dpa/lsw) - In Baden-Württemberg there should soon be the possibility to consult emergency doctors during rescue operations via video. This is what the new emergency service plan provides for. "The draft is currently being finalized between the Ministry of the Interior and the cost and service providers in the rescue service," said a ministry spokeswoman. A tele-emergency medical system is planned for the first time. There are already tele-emergency doctors in other federal states such as Bavaria or North Rhine-Westphalia.

The working group of Southwest German emergency physicians (agswn) welcomed the plans in principle. However, so far there have only been two pilot locations in Freiburg and Ludwigsburg. So far, there is a long way from the possibility of a nationwide supply of teleemergency doctors.

The new rescue service plan also plans to shorten the so-called assistance period from the current 15 to 12 minutes. There should no longer be a separate help period for emergency doctors. The assistance period is the maximum time that may elapse from the receipt of the emergency call until the rescue equipment arrives at the scene of the emergency. So far, it has been stipulated that rescuers have to be with the patient within 15 minutes in 95 percent of emergency operations. However, these guidelines had almost always been torn in the past year.

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