Improving Post Crash Care and Response
Preventing Road Traffic injuries from occurring should be the main goal to be pursued, but the reality is that crashes continue to occur, Society therefore has to be prepared to mitigate the consequences of crashes and enhance the quality of life of people who are injured
why post crash care is important?
Currently India does not have a centralized body which provides guidelines for training and operation of Emergency Medical Services are fragmented and not accessible throughout the country . Over the years many local agencies have come up with free or affordable prehospital emergency services. Disadvantages of these services are that they are nit uniform across the country ,do not follow a standardized EMS protocol, and have very little or no coordination with the local police. In the present scenario, a patient is taken to the nearest hospital irrespective of its diagnostic and treatment capabilities Multiple referrals result in wasting valuable time.
Research Evaluation of arrival Pattern of the road crash victims in hospitals of city of Mohali SAS Nagar Punjab lesson learned people are keen to help and rescue 50% road victims are transported by private vehicles .Good Samaritans is working .PCRs are transporting more road traffic victims to hospitals than Ambulance PCRs are quick Nearby emergency is available
” The aim of post crash care is to avoid preventable and disability ,limit the severity of the injury and the suffering caused by it, and ensure the crash survivor’s best possible recovery and reintegration into society .”
—WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION—