Disaster Triage System and Educational Strategies

Khoshnevis, Mohammad Ali and Aslane, Jafar and Panahi, Yunes and Ebadi, Abbas and Afshari, Reza (2014) Disaster Triage System and Educational Strategies. Future of Medical Education Journal, 4 (1). pp. 32-35.

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Abstract

Background: One of the medical team’s responsibilities is to teach the methods of rescue and aid necessary for casualties who have been injured in disasters. They must be taken away of the place of disaster, transferred, categorized and cured. Methods: Delphi technique was used in this research. Firstly, a number of questions were framed and sent to a number of experts of different majors. They were asked to present their recommendation with regard to triage for casualties. Eventually, 18 people replied the questions. Results:The results of the study shows that the members of triage team were not knowledgeable enough in three educational subjects of chemical casualties including: the recognition of chemical poisoning symptoms, the necessity to teach caring and curing methods while dealing with special factors that cause symptoms and disorders in different parts of the body, and the control of stress and anxiety of casualties in incidents. 80 of the members agreed with the first part. Their recommendations and comments were collected. For the second subject, 90 believe that instructions should be developed for care and treatment. In third subject, 70 of the participants believed the use of chemical weapons and explosives is probable in incidents. Conclusion:Awareness of educational needs in relation with incidents and triage has considerable importance; in most cases it could rescue casualties. Therefore, paying attention to special educational issues and recognizing the weaknesses of the educational programs would provide appropriate strategies in order to enhance triage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 17:07
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 17:07
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1954

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