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Using GPS Tracking Devices Can be a Matter of Life & Death

Healthcare is a matter of life and death. And life is a high cost to pay for faulty technology. Paramedics and first aid teams are true heroes, and sometimes are expected to perform super heroic feats such as clutching life straight out of the jaws of death. But what are superheroes without trusty sidekicks who are infallible and steadfastly loyal, giving not only the much required boost in the arm but also help them stay on track. This is where Ambulance Vehicle Management Solutions step in. In a field where seconds matter and efficiency is all or nothing, having the latest tools that technology can offer is the motto.

Despite having highly trained personnel and state of the art vehicles, ambulances still fail to meet the deadlines. Roadblocks, faulty navigation, miscommunication may sound trite. But these act as the foremost impediments in getting a patient across to the hospital in the shortest time. With GPS trackers, these impediments can be eliminated with ease.

Accident spots may be diverse. And charting the shortest route possible to the hospital can seem daunting to any experienced driver. GPS tracking devices help both rookie and experienced drivers get to their destination efficiently, quickly and as safely as possible. Fleet management GPS also helps immensely with its constant traffic updates providing paramedic teams with driving directions necessary to avoid obstacles and pileups along the way.

With GPS tracking solutions, you can track vehicles in real time with a continuous stream of information that helps assess and diagnose vehicles’ location as well as vehicle condition. This helps vastly in not only giving guidelines and direction to destinations, but also in a pre-diagnosis which helps in keeping ambulances well maintained. Dispatchers can easily view where every single ambulance is located in real-time and provide concise direction. In addition, with the help of historical data, past driving routes can be accessed and informed decisions can be made. Fleet managers can view where an ambulance was at any point of the day, week, month, or even earlier from information stored on secure servers.

Maintaining constant communication is a cinch since most fleet management devices come with a two-way texting, imaging, audio and in some case, video options. With increased communication options, reduce service response time and increase service related productivity.

Another cause for concern which is often overlooked is the safety of the Ambulances themselves. In times of low visibility or in a rush to get to an accident spot, an ambulance might encounter a mishap itself. In these cases, fleet trackers help greatly in navigating through harsh environments and rugged terrains when visibility is poor. Speed thresholds can also be set to ensure a safe level of driving. If these thresholds are crossed, the dispatcher will immediately be intimated.

Many hospitals and consumer advocate groups are waking up to the need for better Ambulance vehicle management solutions and are driving home the fact that fleet managers must have instant access to an Ambulance locational data at any point in time. Hopefully, with more institutions adopting GPS tracking technology, response times can be improved and more lives can be saved.

Author Bio:- Tia Jones loves all things Travel & Technology. She’s a blogger who contributes articles on Vehicle GPS Tracking for MeitrackUSA.com & Grand Canyon Tours for ExploretheCanyon.com.  Feel free to follow Tia on Twitter @tiajones.

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  • Adil

    July 20, 2012, 1:46 pm

    What can be best benefit of technologies besides saving a precious human life. GPS tracking devices are very effective devices with multiple advantaging uses. All we need is to explore & implement it properly. Like you explored very good use of it. Now organizations like hospitals and other needs to implement the technology to get the fruitful results.

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