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Title: CURE (Community Urgent Response Environment): portable work stations
Authors: Hignett, Sue
Fray, Mike
Benger, Jonathan
Jones, Andrew
Rumsey, John
Coates, David
Mansfield, Neil J.
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © MA Healthcare Limited.
Citation: HIGHNETT, S. ... et al., 2012. CURE (Community Urgent Response Environment): portable work stations. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 4 (6), pp. 352 - 358.
Abstract: The Community Urgent Response Environment (CURE) concept is a new technology system developed to support the work of Emergency Care Practitioners with portable pods and packs and mobile treatment units. This paper describes a project to transfer research outputs from an academic setting into practice through collaboration between two universities, two manufacturers and the United Kingdom (UK) National Health Service. An iterative prototyping process was used with 12 Emergency Care Practitioners evaluating prototypes in two user trials by carrying out four clinical scenarios in three simulated environments (confined domestic, less confined public space, and vehicle). Data were collected with video recording, field notes and post-trial debriefing interviews and analysed thematically. The final prototypes (pod/pack 1.3 and vehicle 1.6) have potential to support a new way of working in the provision of non-critical, pre-hospital care. The user trials also identified possible efficiencies through the use of CURE by providing support for a wider range of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Paramedic Practice and the definitive version is available at: http://www.paramedicpractice.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=92110
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11858
Publisher Link: http://www.paramedicpractice.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=92110
ISSN: 2041-9457
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