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Table 4 Characteristics of interventions provided by PA (n = 2) and RN (n = 23)

From: Solo emergency care by a physician assistant versus an ambulance nurse: a cross-sectional document study

  PA (n = 493) RN (n = 498)
Interventions described in the national EMS standard
 Administer medication according to national EMS standard n (%) 84 (17 %) 87 (17 %)
 Placement of intravenous drip n (%) 23 (5 %) 36 (7 %)
 Supply of oxygen n (%) 14 (3 %) 5 (1 %)
 Immobilisation n (%) 10 (2 %) 0 (0 %)
Interventions not described in the national EMS standard
 Suture n (%) 16 (3 %) 0 (0 %)
 Administer medication not in national EMS standard n (%) 47 (10 %) 0 (0 %)
 Medical advice to patient n (%) 235 (48 %) 0 (0 %)