119 Notification 시 Receipt → Identify suspicious symptoms such as high fever, pneumonia and cough
① In case of suspected infectious disease report to 119 situation room, guide to the competent public health center or disease management headquarters (hotline 109).
② Even if the 119 reporter is not included in the definition of a suspected patient, even if he or she claims to be a suspected patient, the public health center will be able to respond and handle it.
③ If the reporter is a general patient with simple fever (37.5 ℃ or higher), pneumonia, cough, or a history of infectious disease confirmation, wear personal protective equipment (5 types) to guide the transfer.
On-site dispatch and transportation → Thorough wearing of personal protective equipment (5 types)
① When paramedics judge suspected patients * in the patient examination process
＊ Criterion for judgment: Reasonable decision based on the definition of suspected patient case (Ministry of Health)
-(Principle) Transfer to hospital 24 hours by ambulance
-(Exception) 119 ambulance support if the ambulance of the health center does not have a bulkhead facility and the arrival time of an ambulance with a bulkhead facility of a nearby health center takes more than 1 hour.
※ Application: 119 ambulance and driver (Health department officials)
② The transfer of suspect patients should be carried out by the emergency personnel (drivers) and health center personnel.
-Public health center officials (Quarantine officers) are responsible for the transfer of patients.
-Wear personal protective equipment for paramedics and wear masks to suspect patients
③ Paramedics do not judge suspected patients, but patients claim suspected
-Inform the health center to the patient for secondary verification (check-up) at the local health center
-Whether to transfer depends on the result *
＊ (suspect patient) use ambulance in public health center / (general patient) use 119 ambulance
④ Wear personal protective equipment (5 types) even for general patients with simple high fever (37.5 ℃ or higher), pneumonia, cough, etc.
① Thoroughly disinfect and sterilize the vehicle’s interior and first-aid equipment after disinfection
※ Disinfection practitioners also wear personal protective equipment to disinfect
② Unprotected personal protective equipment is transferred to the transfer hospital and treated as medical waste at the hospital.
119 Ambulance transport support
① 119 ambulances are fully utilized in the national crisis stage when many infectious diseases occur simultaneously and it is difficult to cope with ambulance in public health center
② If suspected patients are in serious condition such as cardiac arrest or severe trauma, and need to transfer urgently, use 119 ambulance