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Legislation feasibility studies for expanding the business scope of paramedics: Focused on high level task in importance, need and allowance
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Legislation feasibility studies for expanding the business scope of paramedics: Focused on high level task in importance, need and allowance
Han, Song-Yi; Ji, Hyun-Kyung; Yoon, Seong-Woo; Lee, Chang-Hee;
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Purpose: This study was performed targeted to paramedic and doctors, to examine the frequency, importance, and admissibility of the tasks of paramedics, and to establish as a basis for expanding their business scope. Methods: The subjects were 282 paramedics and 58 doctors, and the study was performed from October 20 to November 19, 2014. The statistical analysis was done by using SPSS/WIN 20.0. Results: The results showed the difference between the legal business scope of paramedics and the actually performed work. The frequently covered areas were trauma, cardiac arrest, and respiratory care; however, severity classifications were the most important. Concerning drug administration, epinephrine administration seemed to be the most necessary. Conclusions: The findings of this study can be used as basic data to broaden the capacity building and business scope of paramedics. Furthermore, to increase the resuscitation rate of emergency patients, the various tasks of paramedics must be incorporated, and these should be supported by laws and institutions.
Paramedic;First aid;Business scope;Feasibility of performed work;
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