Resource management analysis at the prehospital emergency care unit in north-western Skåne
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisText
The purpose of this study is to investigate the preparedness at the prehospital emergency care unit in north-western Skåne. Measuring preparedness is important to ensure that the ability to respond on emergency calls is satisfactory. To do this for north-western Skåne historical data from 2015 was extracted from SOS Alarms database. It was used to calculate preparedness using workload and coverage as measurements. The workload was calculated by taking the busy periods and comparing them to the ambulances working times. The coverage was calculated by defining neighbouring stations to cover for each station and then finding the amount of hours when there was no ambulance at either station. These calculations show that two of the six stations in north-western Skåne are in need of improvement. To increase the preparedness to a good level resources will have to be added at the liable stations. These resources would be new ambulances. There is a possibility to relocate ambulances from stations within the district but that would lead to a worsened preparedness for the stations which these ambulances belonged to in the first place.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 60 p.
logistics, healthcare logistics, ambulance logistics, emergency medical services, ems, preparedness, workload, coverage
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130004ISRN: LiU-ITN-TEK-G--16/056--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130004DiVA: diva2:946011
Subject / course
Andersson Granberg, Tobias