Performance indicators for prehospital command and control in training of medical first responders
2004 (English)In: International Journal of Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1503-1438 (print) 1651-3037 (online), Vol. 2, no 3, 89-92 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this study was to determine if a set of performance indicators could indicate what part of medical command and control needs to be improved in a training concept designed for medical officers at major incidents. A set of 11 different performance indicators previously proposed was used as a template when examining ambulance staff in medical command and control. The results were graded 0 to 2 where 0 = not acceptable, 1 = partially correct and 2 = correct. A total of 46 examinations comprising more than 200 students was included. Performing a correct second report (score 1.15), the ability to establish general guidelines for medical response (score 1.20), setting level of medical ambition (score 1.24) and informing media (score 1.33) had significantly lower scores than the other performance indicators. Performance indicators for medical management in a major incident can be used in a training setting for identifying areas that need improvement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 2, no 3, 89-92 p.
medical response, disaster management, quality control, ambulance crew
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14198DOI: 10.1080/15031430510032804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14198DiVA: diva2:22884