Work Related Injuries Among Prehospital Emergency Medical Staff, an Observational Study

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Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Universitätsklinik für Anesthesiologie und Schmerztherapie, Inselspital Bern
Sammelstelle der Statistik der Unfallversicherungen (SSUV), Luzern
Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01091610
First received: March 21, 2010
Last updated: March 23, 2011
Last verified: March 2011
  Purpose

Ambulance personnel often work in a dangerous environment and work related injuries of emergency medical staff have repeatedly been documented. However, only case reports are published and no data exist about the incidence and type of work related injuries of ambulance personnel.

Aims:

The primary aim of the study is to assess the incidence (number of new injuries per 100'000 emergency missions or per 1'000 flying hours) and type of work related injuries among prehospital emergency personal. The secondary aims are to identify risk factors associated with work related injuries and to compare the risk of injury to other groups of professionals such as hospital nurses, policemen or fire-fighters.


Condition Intervention
Wounds and Injuries
Accidents, Occupational
Other: no intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Work Related Injuries Among Prehospital Emergency Medical Staff, a Retrospective, Observational Study

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • overall incidence of injuries and mortality [ Time Frame: 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • risk factors for injuries [ Time Frame: 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • incidence of additional injuries to others [ Time Frame: 10 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 500
Study Start Date: May 2010
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
all emergency medical staff having suffered an accident during work
Other: no intervention
purely observational retrospective study. no interventions are planned.
2
non emergency medical personnel having suffered an injury due to a medical mission, e.g. transported patient having suffered additional injury due to an ambulance accident or collision of an ambulance with another vehicle.
Other: no intervention
purely observational retrospective study. no interventions are planned.

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  Eligibility

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

all ambulance companies in Switzerland (including air, ground and water associated) will be contacted to provide data of their personnel of the past 10 years. All accidents leading to leave from work will be analyzed according to parameters concerning the ambulance organisation, the person and the emergency mission. In addition, data of additionally injured non-medical persons due to an emergency mission will be analyzed.

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • human
  • leave from work
  • work related mortality
  • work related injury
  • needle stick injury
  • psychological distress
  • innocent bystander
  • unintentional injury
  • intentional injury
  • emergency mission

Exclusion Criteria

  • medical reason
  • chronic illness
  • non-work related injury
  • non-work related mortality
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01091610

Locations
Switzerland
department of anaesthesiology and pain medicine, Bern University Hospital, Bern,
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
SSUV Sammelstelle für die Statistik der Unfallversicherungen
Luzern, Switzerland, 4358
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Universitätsklinik für Anesthesiologie und Schmerztherapie, Inselspital Bern
Sammelstelle der Statistik der Unfallversicherungen (SSUV), Luzern
Investigators
Study Chair: Kay H Stricker, MD Department of anaesthesiology and pain medicine, Bern University Hospital
Study Director: Martin Luginbühl, MD Department of anaesthesiology and pain medicine, Bern University Hospital
  More Information

Publications:
Responsible Party: Dr. med. Kay Stricker, Universitätsklinik für Anästhesiologie und Schmerztherapie, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and University of Bern, CH 3010 Bern
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01091610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KEK21-01-10
Study First Received: March 21, 2010
Last Updated: March 23, 2011
Health Authority: Switzerland: Ethikkommission

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
retrospective study
wounds and injuries/epidemiology
emergency medical technicians
human
emergency medical services
ambulance
health personnel
emergency medicine
risk factors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emergencies
Wounds and Injuries
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes

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