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Kamran A, Asadi H, Ershadifard S, Hamidi R, Rezapour A. Assessing the Preparedness of Hospitals in Ardabil Province During COVID-19 Pandemic. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly. 2022; 7 (2) :71-78
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1- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Medicine and Paramedical Sciences, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
2- Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran. , asadihosein5361@gmail.com
3- Department of Internal Nursing and Surgery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
4- Department of Health Information Technology, School of Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
5- Department of Public Administration, School of Health, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran.
Abstract:   (578 Views)
Background: Hospitals, as the most important medical institutions, must be adequately prepared before accidents to cope with emergencies and provide rapid response to disasters. This study aimed to determine the preparedness of hospitals in Ardabil Province during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional study, and the study population included all hospitals in Ardabil Province, Iran (17 hospitals in total). The data collection tool was a standard checklist of 92 questions for COVID-19 Crisis Preparedness issued by the Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (the Pearson correlation analysis) in SPSS software v. 22.
Results: The mean relative score of preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic was 80.27% among the hospitals in the province. In the studied hospitals, the relative scores of preparedness were as follows: leadership and coordination, 92.64%, resource management, 94.36%; information management, 79.90%; communications, 77.94%; human resources, 77.69%; surge-capacity, 86.55%; rapid identification, 57.18%; diagnosis, 71.32%; isolation and patient management, 81.09%; and infection prevention and control, 84.05%.
Conclusion: The level of hospital preparedness in most dimensions (9 out of 10 dimensions) was good, and only in the area of ​​rapid identification was at a moderate level. However, further evaluation is needed at different stages of an epidemic.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/06/6 | Accepted: 2021/09/19 | Published: 2022/01/1

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