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Analysing and exploring the prehospital care competency of emergency and trauma department personnel at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre: a survey study

Md Salleh, Syuibatul Islamiah Mahirah and Jamaludin, Thandar Soe @ Sumaiyah and Nurumal, Mohd. Said and Abd Talib, Muhammad Lutfi and Che Hasan, Muhammad Kamil (2023) Analysing and exploring the prehospital care competency of emergency and trauma department personnel at Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre: a survey study. In: 3rd IIUM International Conference of Nursing 2023 (IICON), 12th - 13th July 2023, Swiss-Belhotel Kuantan, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Background: Pre-hospital care in Malaysia which mostly consisted of Assistant Medical Officers (AMOs) and nurses played a big role on minimizing the consequences of the injuries by conducting a good assessment and executing the correct clinical treatment on scene before reaching hospital for the definitive care. However, there are no standardized training and competency available for pre-hospital personnel. Nursing curriculum focuses primarily on in-hospital treatment, such nurses may have insufficient knowledge and abilities in prehospital care since only a few areas of prehospital emergency care are included during undergraduate nurse training. Objective: Thisstudy aimed to identify the baseline of knowledge and skills of AMOs and nurses on prehospital care. Method: This study used a cross-sectional survey design with convenience sampling method by application of a self-administered questionnaire which is adapted from Essential Knowledge and Skills Questionnaire. The questionnaire includes: sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, and skills of pre-hospital care. The data were collected at Emergency and Trauma Department, SASMEC, Kuantan. Result: A total of 73 participants participated in this survey. The perceived level of knowledge and skills of prehospital care personnel in SASMEC Kuantan are still not completely performed as a whole, based on all the elements required in the self-evaluation questionnaire are not fully recognized and mastered and the p-value for both knowledge and skills p<0.05. However, there is a positive correlation between the knowledge and skills of the personnel, r=0.2; n=349; p=0.000 by which it shows that higher the knowledge on prehospital care, the higher the skills towards it. Implications/Conclusion: A specific initiative should be taken to enhance the prehospital service by producing a proper standardized competency just so that the service could be utilized by the surrounding. Interventions such as simulations or short programs could be done as a refreshment course to review and update the latest learning of theory and skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: prehospital care, competency, emergency and trauma, assistant medical officer
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT86.4 Nurse and physician or other health professionals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Depositing User: Miss Thandar Soe Sumaiyah Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2023 12:59
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2023 13:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/105719

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