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Table 2 Baseline Characteristics of study participants

From: Impact of drug and equipment preparation on pre-hospital emergency Anaesthesia (PHEA) procedural time, error rate and cognitive load

Characteristics Consultant Physicians (n = 12) HEMS Paramedics (n = 12)
Age (years) 43 (34 to 53) 44 (35 to 49)
Gender (male) 12 (100) 9 (75)
Background Speciality
 Emergency Medicine 10 (83) n/a
 Anaesthetists / Intensivist 2 (17) n/a
 HEMS Paramedic n/a 12 (100)
 NHS Consultant Physician Experience (years) 9 (2 to 16) n/a
 Paramedic Experience (years)* n/a 13.5 (8 to 28)
PHEA Experience (years) 9 (4 to 14) 2.5 (0.5 to 7)
  1. *Median experience of HEMS paramedics as frontline ambulance paramedics