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Koohestani H, Bdghcheghi N, Rezaii K, Ebrahimi fakhar H. Risk factors for workplace violence in emergency medical technician students. ioh. 2012; 9 (2) :68-75
URL: http://ioh.iums.ac.ir/article-1-839-en.html
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  Background and Aims: Workplace violence is increasingly recognized as a problem in the health care system. Emergency medical technician students may be exposed to violent behavior during clinical training. However, no attention has been paid by researchers to this issue. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for workplace

  Methods: In this descriptive study, 48 Emergency medical technician students were participated with censuses method. Data is collected using a questionnaire that its validity and reliability were tested with content validity and test-retest respectively.

  Results: In total, 47.91% and 20.08% of the respondents had been verbally abused and physically assaulted during their training program, respectively. Most of physical attacks and verbal abuses were happened by patients’ families. The most common causes of workplace violence were, delay in reaching the scene from the perspective of patients and their caregivers, and lack of knowledge about the role of the Emergency medical technician students.

  Conclusion: Emergency medical technician students are often exposed to violence during the course of their training programs. This group requires training on how to prevent and respond to workplace violence, and this important topic should be incorporated into their curriculum.


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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2012/10/30 | Accepted: 2013/06/8 | Published: 2013/06/8

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