J Korean Acad Nurs.  2001 Aug;31(4):538-547.

An Evaluation Study of 1339 and 119 Emergency Medical Dispatch Protocols

Affiliations
  • 1Gachongil College, Dept. of EMT.
  • 2Seoul National University, College of Nursing.

Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the emergency medical protocols and need assessment through the case report METHOD: The study investigated the emergency call system through the 1339 emergency patients information center in 1997.
Results
The emergency calls tend to follow general trends of the type of cases : abdominal pain (13.5%), unconsciousness(12.0%), traffic accidents (7.4%), bleeding (6.6%), respiration difficulty (5.9%). This was all collected through emergency medical protocols injury and poisoning (22.3%), symptom (51.6%), others (26.1%).
CONCLUSION
The results suggest that a specific training program for emergency medical dispatchers should be established, and emergency medical dispatcher managers must review the cases on the basis of emergency medical protocols every year. Emergency medical services, furthermore, will continue to raise the standard for emergency medical dispatching.

Keyword

Emergency medical dispatcher; Emergency medical dispatch protocols
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