Disaster Management Among Pediatric Surgeons Preparedness Training and Involvement

Chokshi, N., Behar, S., Nager, A., et al. (2008). Disaster Management Among Pediatric Surgeons: Preparedness, Training and Involvement. (Abstract only; free registration required to request full text.) American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 3(1):5-14.
The authors surveyed pediatric surgeons to determine their baseline experience, preparedness, willingness, and availability to act as first receivers during a disaster. They found that 74% of respondents felt they needed more training; those with prior disaster experience felt most prepared to respond; and those with defined leadership roles in the disaster response plan felt prepared, and were 5 times more likely to respond than those without defined leadership roles.
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