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HabibiSaravi R, Saleh Tabari Y, Hosseini S H, Ghasemihamedani F, Hadinejad Z. Evaluation of operational readiness of pre-hospital emergency department of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in the face of Covid 19 epidemic in 2020. HDQ. 2021; 6 (4)
URL: http://hdq.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-338-en.html
1- Disaster Management and Medical Emergencies Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran. , rhabibisaravi@mazums.ac.ir
2- Disaster Management and Medical Emergencies Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.
3- Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (167 Views)
Background and purpose: The ability to respond to any emergency before it occurs is a potential issue that crystallizes as operational readiness when an emergency occurs. This study aimed to evaluate the readiness of pre-hospital emergency services in response to the epidemic of COVID-19 disease at Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed in April 2020 using a translated standard checklist of the Pan American World Health Organization (PAHO). The checklist consists of four components of call management (six items), first responders (operational codes) (three items), medical transportation (including primary and interhospital) (16 items), and emergency medical services administration (including medical guidelines, human resources, and education) (11 items).
Results: There were 168 operational logistics facilities and 555 personnel from human resources to cover organizational missions. Except for two items that scored half a point, the rest of the component measures were given full points (35 points out of a maximum of 36 points with 97% of the total points). According to the total scores, operational readiness was at a good level.
Conclusion: The readiness of the Center for Disaster Management and Medical Emergencies at the Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic has been at a good level. However, according to the continuation of the epidemic, strengthening the supply chain and empowering personnel are essential to sustainable readiness.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/12/7 | Accepted: 2021/05/18 | Published: 2021/07/19

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