Objective： To strengthen construction of emergency rescue units in community hospitals and improve their emergency rescue service. Methods： Totally 18 community hospitals located in Shangyu District of Shaoxing City of Zhejiang province were included to conduct a cross-sectional investment using questionnaires, which contained four dimensions, namely general information of medical staff, fundamental facilities equipped in emergency rescue units, utilization of first aid technologies and epidemiology-related work in emergency departments. Current construction and problems of those invested units were depicted through percentages and constituent ratios. And recommendation for improvement were then proposed through discussion. Results： Nurses in the 18 hospitals surveyed accounted for 78 totally in number with the doctor nurse ratio being 1：0.7. Equipment aging was found in those emergency rescue units with first aid technologies far from being advanced. Of all the hospitals included, five provided open emergency beds, four were equipped with rescue rooms, six were able to employ mechanical ventilation and capacity recovery technologies, three offered cardiac pacing therapy and ten had promoted popularization of basic first aid information, while epidemiology-related work in other community emergency departments were still to be started. Conclusion： The construction of emergency rescue units of community hospitals in Shangyu District is not optimistic with a lack of manpower and material resources as well as necessities of emergency knowledge updating, meaning further improvement is inevitable. It is quite urgent that necessary support of manpower and material resources should be offered as well as enhanced training to emergency staff on new emergency knowledge and rescuing skills for the sake of fundamentally improving the construction of emergency rescue units in community hospitals and providing better emergency rescue service to patients.
Chinese Nursing Management