Volume 12, Issue 1 (4-2015)                   J Res Dev Nurs Midw 2015, 12(1): 111-117 | Back to browse issues page

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Heidari M, Shahbazi S. Assessment of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Staff’s knowledge and Practice about Principles and Equipment used for Patient Handling in EMS Centres of Isfahan Province . J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2015; 12 (1) :111-117
URL: http://nmj.goums.ac.ir/article-1-719-en.html
1- , shahbazi@skums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (21061 Views)
Background and Objective: Patient handling is a dynamic process in that the consideration of its principles is a paramount importance to safety of both patients and personnel. Hence, we aimed to evaluate EMS staff’s knowledge and practice about the principles and equipment used for patient handling in Isfahan EMS centres. 
Material and Methods: This descriptive-analytic study was conducted, via census method, on 80 EMS staff. The instruments were a demographic checklist and a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of EMS staff about the principles and equipment for patient handling. 
Results: Based on the results, 82.5% had an adequate knowledge and 76.25% appropriate level of practice. The mean of knowledge was 17.79±3.14 and that of practice was 19.275±3052. All variables were not significantly associated with both knowledge and practice (P>0.05). 
Conclusion: Regardless of adequate level of knowledge and practice in the majority of EMS personnel, we recommend holding some in-service training.
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