The Evaluation of the Trauma and Resuscitation Course in Çanakkale 112 Emergency Medical Services, Turkey

Koçak H., Köse İ., Sarı B. , Çalışkan C., Tuncay İ.

19th World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Toronto, Canada, 25 - 28 April 2017, vol.32, pp.99-100

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • Volume: 32
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1049023x17002564
  • City: Toronto
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-100


Study/Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the Trauma and Resuscitation Course (TRC) for nurses, technicians, and paramedics, carried out by Çanakkale Emergency Medical Services (ÇEMS) between January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Background: The TRC in Turkey has been carried out by the Association of National Trauma and Emergency Surgery since 1997. The target group of the TRC consists of doctors and health care professionals. The primary aim of the TRC is to provide a standard training and enhance the quality of service. The certificates, which is valid for five years, have been given to the professionals who have succeeded in the theoretical and practical exams. Methods: The authors have conducted an epidemiologicdescriptive method in this study. In the scope of the study, 90 professionals were called for four different courses, and 82 of them attended the theoretical and practical training. The gathered data were evaluated by making frequency distributions. Results: In all, 63.4% (f = 52) of the participants consisted of women and 73.1% (f = 60) are high school graduates. The practice skills of the participants were classified under the eight titles. Respectively mean score of them; the Mean Score (MS) of providing advanced airway (intubation) is 18.9/20; MS of establishing vascular access and intraosseous attempt is 9.9/10; MS of stabilizing the neck and vertebra is 19.8/20; MS of the centric extraction device (CED) is 9.9/10; MS of the traction splint is 9.7/10; MS of the vacuum stretcher is 9.3/10; normal stretcher is 9.5/10, and combination stretcher is 9.8/10. The general mean score of the theoretical exam is 83.6, practicing mean score is 96.9, and the general success average is 90.2. Conclusion: The TRC scores of the CEMS personnel have been found to be quite high.