A Study of Air Force Emergency Medical Technician Documentation. Does Direct Nursing Supervision make a Difference?
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The emergency medical technician EMT has been the primary nonphysician provider of emergency care in Air Force Emergency Departments. This practice is currently being reevaluated due to increased emphasis in quality assurance and risk management. Selected Air Force medical facilities have placed professional nurses in their emergency departments to supervise EMT practice and ensure maintenance of professional standards. The purpose of this study was to determine if professional nurses influence the quality of EMT documentation as one parameter in evaluating quality of care as well as provide empirical evidence of this influence to the Air Force Nurse Corps.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Medicine and Medical Research