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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2004;15(2): 57-63.
A Study on the Perception of 119 EMT's Emergency Medical Service Transpor - tation System (With Seoul, Busan and 5 Metropolitans as the Central Figure)
Duck Kie Choi
Administration Chief of Yongsan Fire Station, Korea. choidk2@hanmail.net
ABSTRACT
PURPOSE:
As the quality of life and people's own safety awareness rise in our society, the desire for first-aid treatment in early time from all sorts of accidents and disasters increases. So I examined how our Emergency Medical Service (EMS) system responses to the explosive demands on EMS and the terrible accidents laying stress on practical circumstances of the spot.
METHODS:
I mainly analyzed the processes, as a step before hospital, arrival in spot, 119 first-aid service, and transportation of patients when emergency patients happen.
RESULTS:
It is found that there must be systematic devices which makes EMT not to be caught on medical dispute, a modernization of emergency equipments, professional firstaid agents, a proper personnel arrangement.
CONCLUSION:
We must improve deduced problems focusing on structural and functional aspect to make an Emergency Medical Care Transportation system into a realistic one.
Key words: Emergency medical technician, Emergency medical service, Transportation
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