PULSE objectives are:
- To develop a standardised approach to improving preparedness, response and decision making across Europe for specific major medical emergencies.
- To provide an EU wide operational and technical framework to enable risk managers to undertake a threat analysis situation assessment and forecast and to react accordingly with effective decision making, resources and logistics planning, assignment and control.
- To develop innovative technology and tools to support preparedness, response and decision making and present a common operational picture to emergency personnel
- To identify how improved legislation, directives and guidelines across Europe could improve decision making, preparedness and co-operation across , taking into consideration the protection of human rights and social norms. A pan European roadmap will be developed.
- To develop an open operational and technical platform which will define, develop and validate procedures and processes, develop architecture and a set of technologies and tools to improve –by design– the preparedness, reliability and preparedness of European states to manage a medical crisis.
- To develop a draft suite of European standard for large scale medical emergency including ‘common vocabulary and definitions’ – suitable for Europe and an integral part of our dissemination strategy.
- To promote PULSE and the project results – timely and efficiently disseminate the project results; implement feasibility study and environmental analysis for effective exploitation of the project results.
The PULSE platform will be designed with respect to two specific scenarios: a stadium crush at a large concert in Dublin, Ireland and a SARS-like epidemic in Italy. Both will involve cross-border support from neighbouring countries.