Accession Number : ADA306894

Title :   Emergency Team Coordination Course (trademark). Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : DYNAMICS RESEARCH CORP WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Simon, Robert A. ; Morey, John C. ; Locke, A. M. ; Blair, E.

PDF Url : ADA306894

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This research investigated the feasibility of transitioning the crew coordination training developed for Army aviation to emergency department (ED) teams in civilian and military hospitals. Medical malpractice literature and field observations identified areas for teamwork improvement. Team dimensions were formulated, and behaviorally anchored rating scales of teamwork behavior were developed for team evaluation and curriculum development. A 1-day Emergency Team Coordination Course(TM) (ETTC) training program based on a philosophy of evaluation-driven instruction was developed that included lecture, discussion, and practical exercises to teach team skills. Evaluation instruments were administered, and the course was presented to staff at a Level II trauma center. The major conclusion was that the ETTC(TM) offers a significant contribution toward meeting the need for improving efficiency and enhancing the quality of emergency care. The course tryout led to other conclusions and recommendations for improving the curriculum content and meeting the time and resource constraints associated with training ED staffs. The results demonstrated that the principles and methods of the Army aviation crew coordination training can be translated into the domain of ED teams. Full-scale curriculum development and validation are recommended.

Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES, *FLIGHT CREWS, *ARMY TRAINING, *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), TEST AND EVALUATION, MILITARY FACILITIES, EDUCATION, SKILLS, VALIDATION, TRAINING, QUALITY, SCALE, DOCUMENTS, RATINGS, COURSES(EDUCATION), BEHAVIOR, CIVILIAN POPULATION, HOSPITALS, AVIATION PERSONNEL, COOPERATION, ARMY AVIATION, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE