Staff procedure skills in management groups during exercise in disaster medicine
2006 (English)In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, ISSN 1049-023X, E-ISSN 1945-1938, Vol. 22, no 4, 318-324 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
INTRODUCTION: In stressful situations such as the management of major incidents and disasters, the ability to work in a structured way is important. Medical management groups initially are formed by personnel from different operations that are on-call when the incident or disaster occurs.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test if performance indicators for staff procedure skills in medical management groups during simulations could be used as a quality control tool for finding areas that require improvement.
METHODS: A total of 44 management groups were evaluated using performance indicators in which results could be expressed numerically during simulations.
RESULTS: The lowest scores were given to documentation and to the introduction of new staff members. The highest score was given the utilization of technical equipment.
CONCLUSIONS: Staff procedure skills can be measured during simulations exercises. A logging system may lead to enhancing areas requiring improvement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2006. Vol. 22, no 4, 318-324 p.
disaster; exercise; management groups; medical management; performance indicators; procedure; skills
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14200DiVA: diva2:22886