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Table 3 Qualification of transportation staff

From: Quality of inter-hospital transportation in 431 transport survivor patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome referred to specialist centers

Qualification of transportation staff Results n (%) Unknown/missing n
Transport physician   
 3 years of clinical training in a field with intensive care tasks with additional 6 months verifiable full-time in an ICU 256 of 279
(91.8)
152
 Qualification as an EMS physician (according to local regulations) 226 of 237
(95.4)
194
 20-h course “intensive transportation” 131 of 179
(73.2)
252
  → All DIVI qualifications 125 of 179
(69.8)
252
Paramedic   
 ≥3 years in an emergency service in a full-time or a time comparable to professional experience 188 of 190
(99.0)
241
 20-h course “intensive transport for emergency services personnel” 144 of 166
(86.7)
265
  → All DIVI qualifications 144 of 166
(86.7)
265