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Ambulance Technical Actions’ Skills of Iranian Freshman Emergency Medical Students in 2014

Rohollah Mohammadi1, Marzieh Seidabadi2*, Shokrollah Abumaash Zadeh3, Rohangiz Norouzinia4, Yaser Mohammadi5, Ali Mohammadi6

1MSc. Emergency Medical Department, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran 2MSc. Emergency Medical Department, tutor of Paramedics, Alborz University of medical science, Karaj, Iran 3BSc. Emergency Medical Department, Tutor of Paramedics, Alborz University of medical science, Karj, Iran. 4MSc. Research and Development of medical science Education Center, Alborz University of medical science, Karaj, Iran 5Young Researchers Club, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Karaj, Iran 6Health Information Technology Department, faculty of Paramedicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13005/bbra/1941

ABSTRACT: Working in emergency fields potentially needs high theoretical and practical abilities; because making creative decision and implementing therapeutic intervention have to do as soon as possible, so that patience life won’t in threat. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the level of Skills and knowledge of bachelor freshman Emergency Medical Students about ambulance technical actions in 2014. A descriptive- analytical study was conducted on 146 Iranian freshman students who newly admitted for emergency medical Bachelor’s degree in Alborz medical science university in 2014. Students' knowledge and skill of ambulance technical actions were measured through a visual checklist including 4 main actions that totally encompassed 13 technical actions and each action had a maximum score to gain. Data was analyzed by the SPSS software through one-sample t- test statistical test. The results revealed that students’ skill and knowledge about ambulance technical actions was in moderate level. Also, there was a significant difference between their received score and maximum score of knowledge. As a result, an expected and comprehensive knowledge about ambulance technical actions and the order of actions was not observed, as the current situation of students’ knowledge and skills was lower than optimal knowledge up to 10.404 scores. Considering the lack of expected knowledge and skills of students about ambulance technical actions which observed in this study, it is concluded that their information has forgotten over time and therefore, recommended to retrain students and increase practical courses on ambulance technical actions in universities.

KEYWORDS: Ambulance Technical Actions; Students’ skill and knowledge; Emergency medical services; Iran

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Mohammadi R, Seidabadi M, Zadeh S. A, Norouzinia R, Yaser Mohammadi Y, Mohammadi A. Ambulance Technical Actions’ Skills of Iranian Freshman Emergency Medical Students in 2014. Biosci Biotechnol Res Asia 2015;12(3)

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Mohammadi R, Seidabadi M, Zadeh S. A, Norouzinia R, Yaser Mohammadi Y, Mohammadi A. Ambulance Technical Actions’ Skills of Iranian Freshman Emergency Medical Students in 2014. Biosci Biotechnol Res Asia 2015;12(3). Available from: http://www.biotech-asia.org/?p=2402

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