Medical Emergency Services in Albania, the Challenges and Improvements of Concepts in Management

Author(s): Agron Dogjani, Kastriot Haxhirexha, Arben Gjata, Alfred Ibrahimi, Amarildo Blloshmi

Introduction: Emergency medical service for patients in emergency situations is the most important aspect of all health systems in the world, as this is the first and most delicate point of confrontation of the patient with the health system of a country. All patients seeking urgent medical care, and the slightest delay in access to this service, by the population, is understood as a matter of "life or death" for them, to which they are quite sensitive. While learning or training during the process of exercising said activity combined with actual study data and comparisons with the results of international emergency medical services remains a challenge of the future. Thus the evaluation criteria of performance indicators of the emergency service based on scientific research evidence are unified. Ambulance services were basically just small vehicles, some with two stretchers, without the necessary equipment. Managers working as emergency personnel had only a few hours of limited first aid training which were referred to as "suitable personnel". The duties of the ambulance service personnel were two-fold. On the one hand, they transported the sick and planned the so-called regulated ambulance service…

Conclusion: The changes and diversity of medical emergencies including increasing trends of traumatic, mortal, and post-traumatic morbidity emergencies constantly put pressure on medical emergency services. All of these improvements will yield results in increasing efficiency by improving the quality of treatment and reducing the cost of medical care.

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