Volume 2, Number 1 (8-2016)                   jicr 2016, 2(1): 153-157 | Back to browse issues page


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MS.C Instructor, M.SC in Nursing, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak ,Iran
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ABSTRACT

Introduction: Due to the lack of adequate and comprehensive data on the Emergency Medicine Services [EMS] performance in dealing with heart disease in Arak, we aimed to investigate the EMS performance to find its defects.

Methods: In this retrospective cross-sectional study, the patients referred to Amir-Kabir and Amira-al-Momenin hospitals by the EMS from Mar 2011 to Jun 2012, suspected to heart problems based on their primary chief complaints were enrolled into the study. The age, sex, the time to announce the center for the mission, the time to move the ambulance, the time to arrive the scene [response time], the time to

arrive the hospital (transport time), vital signs and the interventions by EMS personnel were recorded.

Results: The average interval time from receiving the mission to move the ambulance was 58 sec, to arrival the scene (beside the patient) was 5.99 min, to stay at the scene was 13.4 min, and to arrival, the hospital was 11.43 min.

Conclusion:  The time spent on the scene and the interventions are not favorable compared with other studies and need improvement. In this regard, in order to improve the EMS, systematic qualitative studies, equipment improvement, improving the quality of the educational curriculum and treatment protocols are recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/02/8 | Accepted: 2016/06/26 | Published: 2016/08/24