ED staff knowledge and attitudes towards the paramedic profession in Israel Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective: To examine the level of knowledge and attitudes of emergency department (ED) personnel towards the paramedic profession in Israel, and to examine opinions of the ED staff regarding integration of paramedics into the ED work staff. Study design: Cross- sectional survey conducted among health care workers. Sample and setting: The research population was physicians and nurses in four level 1 hospitals in Israel. The sample population includes 92 physicians (approximately 61%) and 102 nurses (approximately 34%). Methods: The questionnaire, distributed from November 2011 to February 2012, was composed of five parts: demographics, questions examining interactions with paramedics, knowledge about the paramedics' work, their assessment of paramedics' skills, and their attitudes about expanding the paramedic's scope of practice. The questionnaire was sent …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013