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Ebrahimian A, Khalesi N, Tourdeh M, Dargahi H. Attention and Related Factors in Tehran Night Shift Prehospital Emergency Personnel. HDQ. 2015; 1 (1) :25-32
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-77-en.html
1- Department of Medical Surgical, School of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences, Semnan University of Medical Sciences, Semnan, Iran.
2- Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Health Information Management Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4878 Views)

Background:  Emergency  medical  services  (EMS)  staff  can  play  an  important  role  in  the survival and prevention of serious injuries to patients if they are in good physical and mental health and focus on doing their jobs with sufficient attention. Therefore, a study was conducted to  investigate  attention  level  and  its  related  factors  in  night  shift  prehospital  emergency personnel.

Materials and Methods: This research is a descriptive-analytic study. A total of 114 Tehran prehospital emergency staff participated in this study. Pen and paper Bonnardel test and a questionnaire was used to collect information. The attention of the participants was assessed around 10-11 PM and 4-5 AM. The data were analyzed by using the Spearman correlation

coefficient and independent t test.

Results:  Mean  attention  level  of  EMS  staff  was  0.490±0.237  around  10-11  PM  and 0.456±0.252  around 4-5 AM. There  was  no  statistically  significant  difference  between  the attention level of prehospital emergency staff around 10-11 PM and 4-5 AM (P˃0.01). Also, there was significant difference between age and the night attention (P<0.01).

Conclusion: The mean level of night attention of EMS staff was moderate. Therefore, based on the average number of daily missions in different bases, we recommend increasing the number of ambulances in the base or the number of bases in the crowded emergency areas. It is also necessary to increase welfare and nutritional facilities in prehospital emergency bases

so that those who are older and experienced carry out fewer missions.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/03/26 | Accepted: 2015/07/19 | Published: 2015/10/1

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