Medical equipment deployment in pediatric emergency prehospital medical units in Japan

Noriyuki Kaku, Masahiko Nitta, Takashi Muguruma, Yuichiro Hirata, Kohei Tsukahara, Emily Knaup, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Yuki Enomoto

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The deployment status of pediatric emergency equipment in ambulances in Japan is unknown. To investigate the status of and issues associated with prehospital emergency medical care for pediatric patients, we conducted a descriptive epidemiological study. We carried out a Web-based survey of 767 fire defense headquarters in Japan, of which 671 responded (valid response rate, 88%). Most of the fire defense headquarters equipped all of their ambulances with oxygen masks (82%), bag-valve masks (for neonates, 83%; for children, 84%), straight laryngoscope blades (for neonates, 47%; for children 68%), blood pressure cuffs for children (91%), oximeter probes (78%), and stiff neck collars (91%); but despite the need for other equipment such as nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways, and Magill forceps, they were insufficiently deployed. In Japan, prehospital emergency medical equipment deployment does not meet the needs of pediatric patients. Minimum equipment standards need to be established for pediatric prehospital care.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)93-95
ページ数3
ジャーナルPediatrics International
60
1
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 小児科学、周産期医学および子どもの健康

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