Munich (dpa / lby) - With so-called tele-emergency doctors, the care of emergency patients throughout Bavaria is to be further improved from next year.

Before the “real” emergency doctor arrives, the rescue service should be able to transmit photos, videos and medical values ​​such as an EKG to tele-emergency doctors.

They can then give instructions for the treatment and, for example, order the administration of medication.

This week, the cabinet decided on the key points of the legislative change required for this.

The tele-emergency doctor could help save lives even faster, said Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) at the presentation of these key points on Thursday in Munich.

The concept has been tested in recent years as part of a pilot project in the Straubing area. In the new year, things will start out there on a broad front, and then in the end all over Bavaria - almost 1,000 ambulances are to be integrated into the system. The preparations were in full swing, said Herrmann. But he emphasized: The tele-emergency doctor was intended as an additional option in addition to the emergency doctor on site. “He's not supposed to oust or replace the regular emergency doctor. It only offers a supplement and support for the rescue service personnel on site. "

In addition, a digital emergency register is to be introduced in Bavaria.

This should enable patient data to be recorded and merged across the entire rescue chain, explained Herrmann.

"From the emergency call in the integrated control centers to the treatment data in the emergency services and the hospitals to the final results of the patient treatment including the billing data for the social insurance carriers."

Herrmann assured that all data protection concerns would be safeguarded - this is also proven by a comprehensive data protection impact assessment, which should be passed in the state parliament together with the draft law.


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