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Saudi Arabia's emergency medical Technician: Features and distribution | Original Article

Abdulaziz Mufadhi Alanazi*, Fahad Khaled Al Rubayyi, Abdullah Fawaz Alfawaz, Basil Saud Awadh Alharbi, Falah Faleh Alsubaie, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Background Emergency medical services (EMS) are a vital gateway to the healthcare system on a global scale. Gaining knowledge on the EMS workforce's professional, educational, and demographic characteristics is crucial. Aim Examining the characteristics and distribution of the EMS workforce as well as the sociodemographic and educational backgrounds of Saudi Arabia's certified EMS providers are the goals. Methods We included all Saudi Arabian EMS providers with licenses to the SCFHS database. Sociodemographic data, certification status, and employment associations were gathered and organized. Result Most graduates with an EMT diploma or less come from private, military-affiliated, overseas, and SRCA institutions and academies. On the other hand, the majority of public college graduates have a bachelor's degree. Conclusion Achieving a suitable EMS provider-to-population ratio depends on the EMS workforce growing, particularly the hiring of more females and EMS experts relative to EMS technicians and health aides.