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Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services: situation analysis of Ambulance Medical Equipments in Rasht city
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Background: Prehospital emergency is an important part of the health care system. The pprerequisite for providing appropriate services in this sector is existence the necessary equipments, particularly equipped ambulances which to play plays an important role in Save the life of patients who need emergency measures. Given the high incidence of traffic accidents and other emergencies, this study was concluded to investigate the current status of medical equipments of ambulances of emergency medical services in Rasht and were compared with Iranian standards.
Methods: This study is a desc riptive-analytical and functional study that was performed in Rasht in 2013. The samples consisted of 13 active ambulances of emergency medical services. Data collection tools were included the standard medical examination card checklist of B type ambulances of Ministry of Health and Checklist of 4374 of rescue vehicles and equipments of the National Iranian Standard Organization. The checklists has been completed by observation of the medical equipments all emergency medical services ambulances by researchers. Data were analyzed using desc riptive and inferential statistics appropriate.
Findings: The overall, average medical equipments of EMS ambulances in Rasht, according stands of MOH (Ministry of Health) & Iran Standard National organization, was 66.5 and 64.8%, respectively that had significant difference with standards (p<0.05). Also, the average equipments according to the two standards, in the diagnosis group was 80 and 82.4%, equipments of respiration/ventilation, 97%, injection/drugs: 73 and 58.4%, equipments of treatment-critical management 65.3 and 55.7%, nursing care/ bandage 58.3 and 53.8%, respectively, that have significant difference with Iran defined standards in all cases (p<0.05). According to results and according the two standards, 84% of ambulances had all equipments related to airway/ventilation management.
Conclusion: The best condition of medical equipments of ambulances of emergency medical services was related to equipments of airway/ventilation management. There was a significant deficiency in other equipment groups. The deficiencies of medical equipments of ambulances will reduce the efficiency of emergency medical services, therefore, it seems reducing of the deficiencies and achieving the national standards is essential.

Keywords: Emergency Medical Services, Pre-hospital care, Ambulance
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Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services: situation analysis of Ambulance Medical Equipments in Rasht city. Journal of Rescue Relief. 2014; 6 (1)
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فصلنامه علمی پژوهشی امداد و نجات Quarterly Scientific Journal of Rescue and Relief
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