Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study

Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study


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نویسندگان: داود خراسانی زواره

کلمات کلیدی: Uganda, Kampala, Road traffic incidents, Prehospital, Emergency medical services

نشریه: BMC Emergency Medicine, 1,1,1 - 11,2017

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کد مقاله 66012697
عنوان فارسی مقاله Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study
عنوان لاتین مقاله Weaknesses and capacities affecting the Prehospital emergency care for victims of road traffic incidents in the greater Kampala metropolitan area: a cross-sectional study
نوع مقاله اصیل پژوهشی - Original Article
نحوه ایندکس شدن مقاله Medline
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عنوان نشریه BMC Emergency Medicine
نوع نشریه خارجی نمایه شده
شماره نشریه 1
دوره 1
صفحه شروع و پایان در نشریه 1 - 11
سال انتشار/ ارائه شمسی 1396
سال انتشار/ارائه میلادی 2017
آدرس لینک مقاله/ همایش در شبکه اینترنت https://bmcemergmed.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12873-017-0137-2?site=bmcemergmed.biomedcentral.com
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آدرس علمی (Affiliation) نویسنده متقاضی Department of Health in Disaster and Emergency, School of Health, Safety and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital emergency care is a vital and integral component of health systems particularly in the resource constrained countries like Uganda. It can help to minimize deaths, injuries, morbidities, disabilities and trauma caused by the road traffic incidents (RTIs). This study identifies the weaknesses and capacities affecting the pre-hospital emergency care for the victims of RTIs in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the GKMA using a three-part structured questionnaire. Data related to the demographics, nature of RTIs and victims' pre-hospital experience and existing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) were collected from victims and EMS specialists in 3 hospitals and 5 EMS institutions respectively. Data was descriptively analyzed, and after the principal component analysis was employed to identify the most influential weaknesses and capacities affecting the pre-hospital emergency care for the victims of RTI in the GKMA. RESULTS: From 459 RTI victims (74.7% males and 25.3% females) and 23 EMS specialists (91.3% males and 8.7% females) who participated in the study between May and June 2016, 4 and 5 key weaknesses and capacities respectively were identified to affect the pre-hospital emergency care for RTI victims in the GKMA. Although some strengths exist like ambulance facilitation, EMS structuring, coordination and others), the key weaknesses affecting the pre-hospital care for victims were noted to relate to absence of predefined EMS systems particularly in the GKMA and Uganda as a whole. They were identified to involve poor quality first aid treatment; insufficient skills/training of the first responders; inadequate EMS resources; and avoidable delays to respond and transport RTI victims to medical facilities. CONCLUSIONS: Though some strengths exist, the weaknesses affecting prehospital care for RTI victims primarily emanate from the absence of predefined and well-organized EMS systems in the GKMA and Uganda as a whole.

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