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Journal:   JOURNAL OF HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT (JHPM)   FALL 2012 , Volume 1 , Number 4; Page(s) 16 To 24.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF CLINICAL SKILLS OF MEDICAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL IN TEHRAN EMERGENCY CENTER CONFRONTING THE TRAUMA

 
 
Author(s):  SHAKERI KH., FALLAHI KHOSHKNAB M.*, KHANKEH H., HOSSEINI M.A., HOSEINZADEH S., HAGHI MONIE N.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF NURSING, UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Capability evaluation of medical emergency personnel, which is considered as one the priorities in confronting the diseases, may provide an appropriatereflection of the performance of pre-graduation training programs and continuous training. The aim of this study was evaluation of clinical skills of medical emergency personnel in Tehran Emergency Center confronting the trauma.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive study has been applied on 536 medical emergency personnel of Tehran Emergency Center. 213 persons were selected via stratified random sampling method. Data were collected through demographic questionnaire and “Clinical Skill Checklist”. Content validity of the “Clinical Skill Checklist” has been evaluated and confirmed by 10 lectures and experts. Also reliability coefficient of all skills was equal to 0.803. The researcher observed the medical emergency personnel skills and then completed the “Clinical Skill Checklist”. Data was analyzed with SPSS/17, statistical independent T tests, univariante variance analysis, Bonferroni post hoc test and correlation coefficient of Pearson.
Findings: The results of the study indicated that 62.4% of the medical emergency personnel had good grade in trauma skill but practicing two skills of seated patient’s spinal immobilization and traction splint had major skill deficiency. Between age, educational level, field of study, employment records and trauma clinical skill a significant statistical relationship existed (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Although in most skills, the medical emergency personnel had good grade skill, but it is required to provide necessary trainings in two skills that have not obtained sufficient point.

 
Keyword(s): TRAUMA, CLINICAL SKILL, EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, MEDICAL EMERGENCY PERSONNEL M.SC. IN NURSING
 
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