Impact of an Educational Intervention on Residents’ Knowledge of Pediatric Disaster Medicine

Cicero, M., Blake, E., Gallant, N., et al. (2009). Impact of an Educational Intervention on Residents’ Knowledge of Pediatric Disaster Medicine. Pediatric Emergency Care. 25(7):447-51.
The authors used a strictly didactic format to train pediatric and emergency medicine residents in pediatric disaster medicine, and measured knowledge gained and retained by comparing pre-test results to results from an immediate course post-test, and a post-test given 2 months after the training occurred. Participants showed improvement in from baseline in both post-test scores, and the majority indicated a preference for experiential learning, such as drills and other operations-based exercises, instead of further classroom training.
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