Review of Public Administration and Management

Review of Public Administration and Management
Open Access

ISSN: 2315-7844


William McDonald

William McDonald
Empire State College,
Staten Island, New York

  • Research Article
    The Impact of Using Emergency Lights and Sirens During Noncritical Patient Transport
    Author(s): William McDonaldWilliam McDonald

    Introduction: Unnecessary use of lights and sirens during transport of noncritical patients is a major cause of vehicle crashes contributing to injury and death among emergency medical technicians (EMTs), patients and bystanders. This study examines whether EMT stress levels and ambulance transport times differ as a function of using lights and sirens, and whether EMTs support policies for their use. Methods: Data for this quasi-experimental quantitative study was collected from 80 New Jersey EMTs using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale. Results were assessed for ambulance transport times for noncritical patients and EMT stress levels, both with and without the use of lights and sirens. Data were analyzed using the t test and regression procedures. Results: Analysis shows no statistically significant difference in tran.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2315-7844.1000259

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