Caring for patients at high speed
2013 (English)In: Emergency Nurse, ISSN 1354-5752, E-ISSN 2047-8984, Vol. 21, no 7, 14-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Aim: The aim of this article is to explore whether ambulance clinicians in Sweden perceive their working environment to be safe. Method: Twenty four ambulance nurses and nine paramedics at five ambulance stations in urban and rural areas of Sweden were interviewed. Findings: After transcripts of the interviews had been analysed, nine issues that affect how participants perceive the safety of patient care in ambulances emerged: planning before departure; use of safety belts; driving at high speeds; patient first, safety second; equipment design and placement; noise; driving styles; presence of relatives; documentation. Conclusion: Ambulance personnel should have greater involvement in the design of ambulance care spaces and drivers should be given more regular training.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
RCNI , 2013. Vol. 21, no 7, 14-18 p.
Ambulance design; Driving skills; Patients and practitioner safety; Pre-hospital care
Research subject Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-43857ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84888630654OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-43857DiVA: diva2:945145