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Vol 67, No 2 (2016)
Case report
Submitted: 2016-06-02
Accepted: 2016-06-15
Published online: 2016-06-28
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Benefits of photograph transmission for trauma management in isolated areas: cases from the French tele-medical assistance service

Emilie Dehours, Marie-Laure Tourneret, Patrick Roux, Julien Tabarly
DOI: 10.5603/IMH.2016.0017
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Pubmed: 27364173
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International Maritime Health 2016;67(2):83-87.

open access

Vol 67, No 2 (2016)
MARITIME TELEMEDICINE Case report
Submitted: 2016-06-02
Accepted: 2016-06-15
Published online: 2016-06-28

Abstract

French maritime tele-medical assistance is currently performed by a telephone consultation associated with complementary transmission of data (photographs, electrocardiograms, etc.) over the internet. Five case reports are presented to illustrate how photo transmission is useful to managing initial care and monitoring isolated patients. Case reports included: Case 1: management of a hand burn; Case 2: management of a finger wound; Case 3: management of an ocular foreign body; Case 4: management of a subungual haematoma; Case 5: management of phlegmon. In conclusions, photo transmission improves our practice of maritime tele-medical medicine. New high-definition technologies will help in the development of videoconferences on ships.

Abstract

French maritime tele-medical assistance is currently performed by a telephone consultation associated with complementary transmission of data (photographs, electrocardiograms, etc.) over the internet. Five case reports are presented to illustrate how photo transmission is useful to managing initial care and monitoring isolated patients. Case reports included: Case 1: management of a hand burn; Case 2: management of a finger wound; Case 3: management of an ocular foreign body; Case 4: management of a subungual haematoma; Case 5: management of phlegmon. In conclusions, photo transmission improves our practice of maritime tele-medical medicine. New high-definition technologies will help in the development of videoconferences on ships.

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Keywords

French Tele-Medical Assistance Service, tele-consultation, maritime, photographs

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Title

Benefits of photograph transmission for trauma management in isolated areas: cases from the French tele-medical assistance service

Journal

International Maritime Health

Issue

Vol 67, No 2 (2016)

Article type

Case report

Pages

83-87

Published online

2016-06-28

DOI

10.5603/IMH.2016.0017

Pubmed

27364173

Bibliographic record

International Maritime Health 2016;67(2):83-87.

Keywords

French Tele-Medical Assistance Service
tele-consultation
maritime
photographs

Authors

Emilie Dehours
Marie-Laure Tourneret
Patrick Roux
Julien Tabarly

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