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A Survey on the shahrekord Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services’ Performance Assessment,2016
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Background: Pre-hospital care has an important role in the management of critical patients. The more this management is appropriate, accurate and rapid, the less there is mortality and morbidity.It is there fore imperative to assess the current status of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in to improve its performance. Three measures that can be considered in such assessments are the status
of EMS staffing and equipments and more important, the response time of EMS system. This study had a main objective to survey these measures in SHAHREKORD pre-hospital EMS stations and to compare them with the existing standards.
Methods: In a descriptive, analytical and cross- sectional study, we surveyed all 5 EMS stations of
SHAREKORD. We extracted the staffing status and the ambulance equipments trough checklist and
compared them with reference standards. Also, we surveyed 7426 run report forms from all
stations that had been submitted to central station during 2016. By using Excell software and
descriptive statistics (percent, cumulative distribution and standard deviation),we calculated facile
response times for SHAREKORD EMS and compared it with reference standards of Iran and North America.
Results: The results of the study showed that SHAREKORD EMS system has major deficiencies in terms of
staffing and access to advanced EMS equipments. Based on the results, only 1 station (4/57 had sufficient staff. Also, none of the ambulances had the necessary equipments required for critical patients’ management. Despite these deficiencies, 81/15% of response time was within 8 minutes, a reference standard for EMS.
Conclusion: We concluded that the majority of call services in SHAREKORD EMS have been responded in a suitable time interval compared with reference standards and country's approved EMS response
time goal. Although, response time is an important factor in reducing morbidity and mortality in emergencies but deficiencies of personnel and equipments can affect the effectiveness of delivered services. There fore improving in staffing and equipments is an inevitable necessity to reach the goal.
Keywords: Performance assessment, Emergency Medical Services, Pre-hospital care, Response time
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A Survey on the shahrekord Pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services’ Performance Assessment,2016. 3. 2018; 9 (4)
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فصلنامه علمی پژوهشی امداد و نجات Quarterly Scientific Journal of Rescue and Relief
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