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A Comparison Analysis on Patient Assessment Stages of Paramedics and Laypersons Using a Smartphone Application

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2014, 10(11), pp.369-382
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Jung Eun-kyung 1 Hyo-Ju Lee 2 Kim Hye Sun 3 Ho Jung Kim 4

1원광보건대학교
2경북도립대학교
3강원대학교
4순천향대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study is nonequivalent control group design to analyze CPR patient evaluation level of rescue workers and ordinary people by using smartphone application. The study took place from 22nd of April, 2013 to 28th of April, 2013. Research objects were 35 rescue workers as experimental group, and 28 ordinary people as control group. Stop watch was used as research tool to record conscious assessment time and breathing assessment time in seconds. Smartphone application was also used to record vibration coming from tapping the patient’s shoulder and voice shouting in order to evaluate the patient. SPSS 18.0 was used for data analysis to conduct descriptive statistic, t-test, Mann-whitney U test, ANOVA, KRUSKAL Wallis. CPR patient evaluation took 4.09 seconds in experimental group, and 5.63 seconds in control group, showing experimental group who work in the field take shorter patient evaluating time than the control group. Also, the longer the duration of CPR education in the past, total patient evaluating time and breathing evaluation time were shorter. The vibration stimulation also was weaker. Simplification of CPR patient evaluation steps mean higher probability of conducting CPR to a patient who’s not in cardiac arrest. Through this study result, it is considered that time, voice, and vibrating stimulation for exact patient evaluation should be presented to rescue workers and general public before swift CPR is conducted on patients with suspected cardiac arrest. Furthermore, the study result suggests need for continuous reeducation and retraining.

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