Philip Macaluso, a New York paramedic, recalled a moment recently when he was rushing to the hospital while keying information into his dashboard computer. At the last second, he looked up from the control panel and slammed on his brakes to avoid a woman who had stepped into the street.
The new system will eventually provide information on such things as the locations of fire hydrants and intersections, and even medical information, such as whether residents at a chosen address are using oxygen, Klein said.
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"Too many times, we don't have the information to help us treat the patients correctly," says James Finger, president of the American Ambulance Association, the largest network of emergency medical service providers.
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