Willingness to Respond: A Survey of Emergency Department Personnel and Their Predicted Participation in Mass Casualty Terrorist Events

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149756
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Presentation
Title:
Willingness to Respond: A Survey of Emergency Department Personnel and Their Predicted Participation in Mass Casualty Terrorist Events
Abstract:
Willingness to Respond: A Survey of Emergency Department Personnel and Their Predicted Participation in Mass Casualty Terrorist Events
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Kordick, Mary Frances, BS, MBA, BSN, MSN, PhD, CNAA, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Resurrection Medical Center
Title:Research Associate Director
Co-Authors:Lori Winston, MD; Christel Steffen, MD
[Leadership session research presentation] Background: In May 2003, the Topoff 2 national disaster drill demonstrated inadequate preparedness for mass casualty terrorist events and failed to address the willingness of ED personnel to assist with these events. Study Objectives: Examine ED personnel willingness to respond to various multiple casualty events. Design & Methods: A prospective voluntary survey of ED personnel from multiple hospitals were randomly administered vignette-based questionnaires. Results: 204 participants at 8 hospitals in the Chicago area reveal: staff were more willing to work additional hours for victims of an airplane crash (98.0%), radioactive bomb (85.3%), and biologic agent (54.0%). For the biologic agent only, men were significantly more likely to respond than women. Conclusion: Anticipate significant reductions in workforce during biologic and radioactive disaster events. Employees' willingness to respond were not augmented by any incentives offered by hospitals, although enhanced financial remuneration and disability coverage showed the most potential to increase response. Key Words: Mass Casualty Events, Preparedness, Survey, Terrorism Willingness to Respond
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWillingness to Respond: A Survey of Emergency Department Personnel and Their Predicted Participation in Mass Casualty Terrorist Eventsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149756-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Willingness to Respond: A Survey of Emergency Department Personnel and Their Predicted Participation in Mass Casualty Terrorist Events</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kordick, Mary Frances, BS, MBA, BSN, MSN, PhD, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Resurrection Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Associate Director</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kordickmaryfrances@msn.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Lori Winston, MD; Christel Steffen, MD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership session research presentation] Background: In May 2003, the Topoff 2 national disaster drill demonstrated inadequate preparedness for mass casualty terrorist events and failed to address the willingness of ED personnel to assist with these events. Study Objectives: Examine ED personnel willingness to respond to various multiple casualty events. Design &amp; Methods: A prospective voluntary survey of ED personnel from multiple hospitals were randomly administered vignette-based questionnaires. Results: 204 participants at 8 hospitals in the Chicago area reveal: staff were more willing to work additional hours for victims of an airplane crash (98.0%), radioactive bomb (85.3%), and biologic agent (54.0%). For the biologic agent only, men were significantly more likely to respond than women. Conclusion: Anticipate significant reductions in workforce during biologic and radioactive disaster events. Employees' willingness to respond were not augmented by any incentives offered by hospitals, although enhanced financial remuneration and disability coverage showed the most potential to increase response. Key Words: Mass Casualty Events, Preparedness, Survey, Terrorism Willingness to Respond</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:08:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:08:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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