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Prehosp Disaster Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;22(4):318-21.

Staff procedure skills in management groups during exercises in disaster medicine.

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  • 1Centre for Teaching and Research in Disaster Medicine, University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden. anders.ruter@lio.se

Abstract

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.

PMID:
18019099
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