The Use of Classroom Training and Simulation in the Training of Medical Responders for Airport Disaster
Idrose, A., Adnan, W., Villa, G., and Abdullah, A. (2007). The Use of Classroom Training and Simulation in the Training of Medical Responders for Airport Disaster. Emergency Medicine Journal. 24(1): 7–11.
This articles describes the use of enhanced classroom training that included didactic lectures, simulation using a model of the airport, and video of a prior exercise to train clinicians, paramedics, assistant paramedics, and health attendants and drivers to respond to an airport disaster in a cost-effective and efficient way. The authors note that all groups achieved knowledge gain through the multi-modality, interprofessional training, with the non-medical participants improving the most from pre-test to post-test.