To evaluate the effectiveness of a pediatric trauma course taught in a developing country.
A pediatric trauma course was designed with didactic presentations and reinforced with small group case discussions.
Subjects included a general trauma overview, head trauma, airway/chest trauma, cervical spine trauma, abdominal trauma, shock, burns, and orthopedic injuries.
Evaluation consisted of a pre-and post-course test and questionnaire assessing the participants'knowledge and level of comfort in managing trauma.
Nine months after the course, the participants were evaluated with the same post-course test.
Also a questionnaire was given to physician and nurse co-workers from the participating institutions, who themselves had not participated in the course, to assess the perceptual and attitudinal impact of the pediatric trauma course.
Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Forty-three physicians from Central America.
Initial and nine-month post-test scores showed uniform improvement (P value<0.05) when compared to pretest results using the Wilcoxon signed-ranks test.
Analysis of the pre-and post-course questionnaires indicated that all participants felt more comfortable (scale 1 to 5) after the course managing pediatric trauma patients.
» the course provided information that would improve their management of the pediatric trauma victim. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Education santé, Programme éducatif, Médecin, Efficacité, Enfant, Homme, Pays en développement, Amérique Centrale, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Health education, Educational schedule, Physician, Efficiency, Child, Human, Developing countries, Central America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0126792
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.