Are Tertiary Care Paediatricians Prepared for Disaster Situations
Mortelmans L.J.M, Maebe S, Dieltiens G, and Anseeuw, K. (2016). Are Tertiary Care Paediatricians Prepared for Disaster Situations? (Abstract only.) Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 31(2):126-131.
The authors presented a survey to emergency pediatricians and pediatric emergency physicians in specialized tertiary centers to capture demographics; hospital disaster planning; estimated risk and capability for disasters; training; and willingness to work; as well as a set of six content assessment questions to evaluate knowledge. They found that respondents felt most prepared to respond to trauma, and least prepared to respond to nuclear incidents, and that willingness to work correlated significantly with age, self-estimated capability, and risk estimation.