Effect of Pioneer Aeromedical Evacuation Program on Flight Medics’ Practices toward Emergency Casualties at Army Aviation Bases in Iraq

Authors

  • Ammar Kadhum Gaeed1 , Huda Baker Hassan2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10494

Keywords:

Pioneer, Aeromedical evacuation, flight medic, practices, Emergency Casualties.

Abstract

Objective(s): The study aims to determination the effect of aeromedical evacuation program on flight

medics’ practices.

Method: A pre-experimental design is carried in army aviation bases in Iraq, for the period of February 1st

2019 to September 25th 2019. Non-probability “purposive” sample of (30) flight medics are selected from

army aviation bases. Non-probability “purposive” sample of (30) flight medics are selected from army

aviation bases. The questionnaire is composed of two main parts (demographic characteristics of the flight

medics, and the second part involves five domains which as (67) items concerning flight medics’ practices

regarding first aid of emergency casualties format, the researcher used SPSS version 20 to analyze the data.

The reliability of the participant responses was estimated by alpha correlation (r) practice test was (r= 0.94),

and content validity of the instrument was determined through a panel of (twenty-five) experts. Data was

analyzed through the use of descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

Results: The results of the pretest for flight medics revealed that flight medics’ practices about five domains

of aeromedical evacuation program toward emergency casualties was moderate, while the posttest I and II

results shows that flight medics’ practices was improved to high level because of the positive impact of the

instruction program, and there were significant association between the effectiveness of present program on

flight medics’ practices and there level of education at P?0.05.

Conclusion: The study concluded that the present program was effective on flight medics’ practices.

Recommendation: The study recommended to increase the training courses for flight medics inside and

outside Iraq, and included the present program on their plan of training.

Author Biography

Ammar Kadhum Gaeed1 , Huda Baker Hassan2

1 M.Sc. Specialist Academic Nurse, Lieutenant Colonel, Ministry of Defense, Iraq, 2Ph.D. Professor, Adult Nursing Department, College of Nursing, University of Baghdad. Iraq

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ammar Kadhum Gaeed1 , Huda Baker Hassan2. (2020). Effect of Pioneer Aeromedical Evacuation Program on Flight Medics’ Practices toward Emergency Casualties at Army Aviation Bases in Iraq. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 949-956. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10494