Bar Codes Help First Responders in Washington

Bar Codes Help First Responders in Washington

Bar codes help first responders track patients during triage

By Kathy Stewart 

WASHINGTON – It was a busy day at National Airport on Saturday – a large-scale emergency response drill was taking place where first responders were dealing with a mock plane crash involving more than 100 passengers. At the same time, new technology was being used that makes it easier to keep tabs on the injured.

It’s a bar code tracking system which allows first responders to track all of the patients that are triaged at the scene of an emergency situation. Most importantly, they can track the number of patients who are in dire need of immediate care.

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