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Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service. / Alinier, Guillaume; Meyer, John; Hutton, David; Farhat, Hassan; Bayoumy, Ahmed; Gonzàlez, E.; Ragbheer, Sunjay; Singh, Kanhaiya; Aguila, Noe; El Khady, Mahmoud; Al Yazidi, Khaled; Campbell, Craig; Al Bakri, Ahmed.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care, 2016.

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Alinier, G, Meyer, J, Hutton, D, Farhat, H, Bayoumy, A, Gonzàlez, E, Ragbheer, S, Singh, K, Aguila, N, El Khady, M, Al Yazidi, K, Campbell, C & Al Bakri, A 2016, 'Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service', Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care. <http://www.qscience.com/doi/pdfplus/10.5339/jemtac.2016.icepq.21>

APA

Alinier, G., Meyer, J., Hutton, D., Farhat, H., Bayoumy, A., Gonzàlez, E., Ragbheer, S., Singh, K., Aguila, N., El Khady, M., Al Yazidi, K., Campbell, C., & Al Bakri, A. (2016). Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care, [21]. http://www.qscience.com/doi/pdfplus/10.5339/jemtac.2016.icepq.21

Vancouver

Alinier G, Meyer J, Hutton D, Farhat H, Bayoumy A, Gonzàlez E et al. Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service. Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care. 2016. 21.

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Alinier, Guillaume ; Meyer, John ; Hutton, David ; Farhat, Hassan ; Bayoumy, Ahmed ; Gonzàlez, E. ; Ragbheer, Sunjay ; Singh, Kanhaiya ; Aguila, Noe ; El Khady, Mahmoud ; Al Yazidi, Khaled ; Campbell, Craig ; Al Bakri, Ahmed. / Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care. 2016.

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title = "Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service",
abstract = "Background: Worldwide ambulances are regularly involved in accidents as staff may not anticipate other drivers{\textquoteright} actions, suffer from fatigue, or overestimate their driving privileges. An ambulance driving safety campaign started in June 2015 targeting some 935 registered HMCAS drivers. We aim to determine if our approach is effective in changing behaviours and believes, and reducing the number of accidents involving HMCAS vehicles. Methods: This study was ethically approved as a quality improvement project and is still ongoing. The campaign made use of ambulance dashboard stickers and posters at ambulance stations{\textquoteright} exits with respectively 4 and 6 key messages covering frequent issues resulting in collisions. An official circular also informed staff of the campaign. A month later a survey started to be distributed to staff. Results: In two month, 189 anonymous online or paper questionnaires were fully completed. 69.2% of respondents had an HMCAS driving qualification (13.7% of qualified HMCAS drivers). On average, they reported having been involved in 0.90 accident requiring vehicle repair. Using a 5-point Likert scale (1 ¼ very unsafe, 5 ¼ very safe) respondents rated themselves as being safe drivers (4.24/5) and underestimated the monthly number of accidents with HMCAS vehicles to be 15.3 (Actual 21.2/month registered in 2014). Other data about self-reported driving behaviour and comparison between their perception about accidents and real data was analysed along with visibility and memorisation of the key messages. Conclusions: Staff underestimated the number of accidents. Campaign material has been noticed by most staff except for the stickers inside the ambulances driving compartment which is not accessed by 23.2% of the respondents. Staff who saw the posters and stickers remembered nearly half of the information it contained. Although a significant decline accidents occurrences was noticed in September, the impact of the campaign cannot yet be reliably assessed over this relatively short period of time.",
author = "Guillaume Alinier and John Meyer and David Hutton and Hassan Farhat and Ahmed Bayoumy and E. Gonz{\`a}lez and Sunjay Ragbheer and Kanhaiya Singh and Noe Aguila and {El Khady}, Mahmoud and {Al Yazidi}, Khaled and Craig Campbell and {Al Bakri}, Ahmed",
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language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Raising Awareness about Driving Safety in an Ambulance Service

AU - Alinier, Guillaume

AU - Meyer, John

AU - Hutton, David

AU - Farhat, Hassan

AU - Bayoumy, Ahmed

AU - Gonzàlez, E.

AU - Ragbheer, Sunjay

AU - Singh, Kanhaiya

AU - Aguila, Noe

AU - El Khady, Mahmoud

AU - Al Yazidi, Khaled

AU - Campbell, Craig

AU - Al Bakri, Ahmed

N1 - I do not know on what day it had been accepted for journal publication, but on the website, it mentions "published online" 09 Oct 2016 http://www.qscience.com/doi/abs/10.5339/jemtac.2016.icepq.21 The was submitted for a conference presentation or pjavascript:void(0);oster and selected for publication in the journal.

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - Background: Worldwide ambulances are regularly involved in accidents as staff may not anticipate other drivers’ actions, suffer from fatigue, or overestimate their driving privileges. An ambulance driving safety campaign started in June 2015 targeting some 935 registered HMCAS drivers. We aim to determine if our approach is effective in changing behaviours and believes, and reducing the number of accidents involving HMCAS vehicles. Methods: This study was ethically approved as a quality improvement project and is still ongoing. The campaign made use of ambulance dashboard stickers and posters at ambulance stations’ exits with respectively 4 and 6 key messages covering frequent issues resulting in collisions. An official circular also informed staff of the campaign. A month later a survey started to be distributed to staff. Results: In two month, 189 anonymous online or paper questionnaires were fully completed. 69.2% of respondents had an HMCAS driving qualification (13.7% of qualified HMCAS drivers). On average, they reported having been involved in 0.90 accident requiring vehicle repair. Using a 5-point Likert scale (1 ¼ very unsafe, 5 ¼ very safe) respondents rated themselves as being safe drivers (4.24/5) and underestimated the monthly number of accidents with HMCAS vehicles to be 15.3 (Actual 21.2/month registered in 2014). Other data about self-reported driving behaviour and comparison between their perception about accidents and real data was analysed along with visibility and memorisation of the key messages. Conclusions: Staff underestimated the number of accidents. Campaign material has been noticed by most staff except for the stickers inside the ambulances driving compartment which is not accessed by 23.2% of the respondents. Staff who saw the posters and stickers remembered nearly half of the information it contained. Although a significant decline accidents occurrences was noticed in September, the impact of the campaign cannot yet be reliably assessed over this relatively short period of time.

AB - Background: Worldwide ambulances are regularly involved in accidents as staff may not anticipate other drivers’ actions, suffer from fatigue, or overestimate their driving privileges. An ambulance driving safety campaign started in June 2015 targeting some 935 registered HMCAS drivers. We aim to determine if our approach is effective in changing behaviours and believes, and reducing the number of accidents involving HMCAS vehicles. Methods: This study was ethically approved as a quality improvement project and is still ongoing. The campaign made use of ambulance dashboard stickers and posters at ambulance stations’ exits with respectively 4 and 6 key messages covering frequent issues resulting in collisions. An official circular also informed staff of the campaign. A month later a survey started to be distributed to staff. Results: In two month, 189 anonymous online or paper questionnaires were fully completed. 69.2% of respondents had an HMCAS driving qualification (13.7% of qualified HMCAS drivers). On average, they reported having been involved in 0.90 accident requiring vehicle repair. Using a 5-point Likert scale (1 ¼ very unsafe, 5 ¼ very safe) respondents rated themselves as being safe drivers (4.24/5) and underestimated the monthly number of accidents with HMCAS vehicles to be 15.3 (Actual 21.2/month registered in 2014). Other data about self-reported driving behaviour and comparison between their perception about accidents and real data was analysed along with visibility and memorisation of the key messages. Conclusions: Staff underestimated the number of accidents. Campaign material has been noticed by most staff except for the stickers inside the ambulances driving compartment which is not accessed by 23.2% of the respondents. Staff who saw the posters and stickers remembered nearly half of the information it contained. Although a significant decline accidents occurrences was noticed in September, the impact of the campaign cannot yet be reliably assessed over this relatively short period of time.

M3 - Meeting abstract

JO - Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care

JF - Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma, and Acute Care

SN - 1999-7086

M1 - 21

T2 - International Conference on Emergency Medicine and Public Health - Qatar

Y2 - 14 January 2016 through 18 January 2016

ER -