To assess the effectiveness of an international emergency medical services (EMS) train-the-trainer program.
Seven bilingual Polish physicians attended a 350-hour US-based EMS training program.
The physicians returned to Poland to train Polish-speaking EMS personnel.
The Polish training was assessed by means of a pretest, a final examination, a series of skill stations, and a retrospective self-assessment instrument created by the authors.
The retrospective self-assessment instrument, using a six-point Likert scale, measured the degree of self-reported competence before and after training in three areas : basic trauma, advanced medical, and basic medical.
One hundred seventy-nine Polish students were assessed.
Pretest scores ranged from 17% to 100% (mean, 74% ±11%). Ninety-one percent passed the final examination (mean, 91% ±4.0%, range, 74% to 99%). All students passed all skill stations.
The before-and-after instrument indicated that the Polish students'prior competence ranged from not competent (Likert score 1) to fully competent (Likert score 6).
Mean scores were :
basic trauma, 2.6±. 4 ;
advanced medical, 2.5±. 7 ;
and basic medical, 2.8±.7. After-course scores demonstrated improved competence.
Before-and-after instrument score differences were significant for each area.
Despite differences in language, culture, technology, and resources, an international train-the-trainer program can be evaluated.
Mots-clés Pascal : Programme enseignement, Réanimation, Soin intensif, Urgence, International, Etudiant, Evaluation performance, Homme, Médecine
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Educational program, Resuscitation, Intensive care, Emergency, International, Student, Performance evaluation, Human, Medicine
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Cote : 95-0332325
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 01/03/1996.