(P2-72) Diagnostic Accuracy of Bedside Ultrasound for Identifying Fractures in Patients with Orthopedic Trauma Presenting to the Emergency Department of a Level-1 Trauma Center - Aims Ultrasound Fracture Study

T.P. Sinha, S. Bhoi, A. Bhasin, M. Rodha, S. Kumar
2011 Prehospital and Disaster Medicine  
Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and emergencies, and manage a pertinent medical response effectively. The list of these instruments traditionally comprises: computerized databases, geographic information systems (GISs), graph theory, complex networks, mathematical programming, simulation, and agent-based modeling. As a rule, each type of those is applied asunder. It makes sense to put in one silo diverse instruments to get multidisciplinary solution with its synergy effect for problems of
more » ... ster and emergency medicine. Methods: Within this study, an original, agent-based model was developed. The model combines the advantages of the principal computer-aided instruments and considers all the types of information: semantic, topographical, metric, and topological. The model is severely dynamic, fits to real actors and principally covers all the disaster situation. Results: In line with the model, a so called Topometric Agent-Based System (TABS) with its key visualization component has been designed. A TABS-specific simulation to investigate behavior of the attacked network of vulnerable actors has been conducted leading to critical findings. It has been shown a severe significance of order within combination of threats: man-made + natural or those of natural + man-made. A well-balanced financial distribution to protect actors of diverse status also has been found. Conclusions: A TABS similar to GIS focuses on mapping. Topometric Agent-Based System mapping brings an efficient and clear language for information sharing not only within national emergency medical services but between experts from different fields and countries.
doi:10.1017/s1049023x11005164 fatcat:fvqf5arqlbfsrbyt7ossk7enmq