Human factors in the emergency department CBRNe response: How is technology used?

2017-01-23T13:41:05Z (GMT) by Saydia Razak Sue Hignett Jo Barnes
A systematic literature review was conducted to explore the current understanding and practices of ED first receivers for CBRNe events and establish how technology is used in the ED CBRNe response for detection, decontamination, and diagnosis. 67 papers were included, with 5 specifically on co-ordination and communication technologies. The current use of technologies in the ED CBRNe response is not without limitations, for example, lack of reception for mobile phones, walkie-talkie dysfunction and overwhelming IT systems.