Emergency Medical Services in a Rural State.
Gettinger-CE; Weiner-MA; Waller-JA; Pilcher-DB; Goss-JR
NIOSH 1975 Jul:213-223
A study in Vermont which indicated that 23 percent of the individuals dying after highway accidents were dying of survivable injuries, prompted a comprehensive systematic approach to the pre- hospital and hospital phases of emergency medical care. The approach used planning, organization, and ongoing evaluation, but the most important aspects was training. The pre-hospital phase involved coordination and communication links, and an emergency medical technician training program. The hospital phase involved the results of the training program, a survey of hospital facilities and staff, and a training program for emergency room nurses. Preliminary evidence shows a decrease in deaths from survivable injuries. (Contract No. 099-74-0098)
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-74-0098; Medical-personnel; Surveys; Survival; Mortality; Medical-care; Emergency-care; Health-care-facilities;
Proceedings of Symposium, Conference on Agricultural Health and Safety, Iowa City, Iowa, September 4-5, 1974