May 24, 2021

Arizona READI

Bringing immediate lifesaving telemedicine access to remote areas of rural southern Arizona. (8:11)
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AzREADI, or the Arizona Rural EMS Advanced Telemedicine Demonstration Initiative, is an innovative new program to bring immediate lifesaving telemedicine access to remote areas of rural southern Arizona, such as the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District. Spearheaded by University of Arizona’s Department of Emergency Medicine, the program makes use of a specialized wireless network dedicated to first responders that can connect doctors with paramedics even if they are hours apart and located in regions otherwise devoid of cell service.

Producer: Bryan Nelson
Editors: Gage Judd, Bryan Nelson
Videographers: Gage Judd, Martin Rubio, Matt Potwardowski, Bryan Nelson
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