Demographical and Epidemiological Aspects of Firearms Injuries and the Medical Care of Emergency in Emergency Clinic
AJTES Vol 4, No 2, July 2020
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Keywords

Firearms
demographic
casualties
wounds
EMS
medical care

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LENJANI, B., KRASNIQI, B., RASHITI, P., BUNJAKU, I., ARSLANI, N., KRASNIQI, E., MAKOLLI, S., HALITI, F., LENJANI, D., LJUHAR, K., ZALIHIĆ, A., GAVRANOVIĆ, A., & DEMI, A. (2020). Demographical and Epidemiological Aspects of Firearms Injuries and the Medical Care of Emergency in Emergency Clinic. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 4(2), 647-652. https://doi.org/10.32391/ajtes.v4i2.126

Abstract

Firearms injuries are a major public health problem in Kosovo. Injuries from firearms injuries are those caused by any firearm (cartridge, Cannonball) and from the special properties war, mine explosive grenades, and other subjects. Epidemiology of the use of firearms in males ranges corresponding 1.9 per 100,000 population, while for women 0.3 per 100,000 inhabitants The most common injuries are caused by weapons fire, rarely with special tools of war, Causes with firearms injuries blamed mental health problems, domestic violence, disparities in family, social cases, use of drugs and alcohol Preventing injuries and deaths by firearms is one of the most complex issues at the country in recent years. Management and Access Principles, Access, Evaluation of Emergency Medical Care at Three Levels of Care based on EMS Standard. It is important to take a step, contributing significantly to the reduction of premature deaths, diseases, and disability. Careful medical certificates should be given for carrying weapons, assessing the psychophysical and social aspects. The Kosovo Police should control nightclubs, schools and universities, respecting, implementing legal and institutional mechanisms, educating communities through brushes, lectures, media, and social networks, as well as international cooperation. The significant number of injuries with disabilities and deaths should be prevented through national preventive strategies and the need to provide emergency medical care for the rapid transport of firearm victims to the emergency clinic for definitive treatment. Educational efforts are trying to promote safer use of firearms, but they have not led to a significant reduction in the number of victims.

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