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Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica

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CUNHA, Viviane Pecini da et al. Assistance to patients in emergency situations: from prehospital service to emergency hospital servisse. Enfermería Actual de Costa Rica [online]. 2019, n.37, pp.1-15. ISSN 1409-4568.


The objective of this investigation was to understand the attention of the patient in urgent situation of the mobile pre-hospital service to the Emergency Hospital service. It is a qualitative research, with the methodological reference of the theory based on the data. Data collection occurred through semi-structured interviews between April and September 2016, with a theoretical sampling of 24 participants, among professionals from a Trauma Reference Hospital, Fire Brigade Battalion Military and advanced operational Base of the emergency Mobile service . Data analysis was done by initial and focused coding. Three categories were obtained: (1) attending to the so-called, (2) Delivery of patient care at the place of occurrence and (3) taking care of the patient in the hospital service, which support the phenomenon: "Performing the Attention of the patient in urgent situation of the mobile APH for the Emergency Hospital Service ". It is concluded that reception of the patient in an emergency situation is initiated with the activation of the mobile pre-hospital care service. The continuity of this attention occurs in the hospital environment by the team who performs the necessary care, according to the severity of the patient's clinical situation.

Keywords : Emergency-Medical-Services; Emergency-Nursing; Health-Management; Nursing-Care.

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