Chaput, C.J., Deluhery, M.R., Stake, C.E., et al. (2009). Disaster Training for Prehospital Providers. (Abstract only.) Prehospital Emergency Care. 11(4):458-465.
The authors describe findings from a survey of prehospital healthcare providers to determine mass casualty event (MCE) training knowledge retention, self-assessed levels of preparedness for MCEs, and preferred educational formats. Nearly a quarter of those surveyed reported no training in the past year and respondents felt least prepared for a radiological/nuclear event. Drills and lectures were the most used and preferred formats for disaster training.