Many medical areas such as diagnose, treatment and patient care benefited from the application of IT-infrastructure ranging from complex architectures to small monitoring devices providing better access to information, more efficient data exchange and increased data processing.
The goal of this thesis is to bring these benefits to the field of emergency care. Triage is a process during emergency care which aims at maximizing the provided care in a situation where the available resources are limited by diagnosing injuries and categorizing patients into groups to determine the priority for treatment and transport. Our intent is to increase the quality and amount of medical care for patients in such situations by introducing electronic Triage Tags to increase the efficiency of the entire tri-age process. Hence, this thesis evaluates the core requirements and deduces a framework for an electronic Triage Tag, utilizing RFID tags and a client/server approach based on wireless communication. Information gathering is performed by the mobile triage devices with integrated RFID reader. Finally, the thesis presents a simple proof of concept application.