Improving Accuracy of disaster triage in pediatric patients utilizing JumpSTART

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162481
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Accuracy of disaster triage in pediatric patients utilizing JumpSTART
Abstract:
Improving Accuracy of disaster triage in pediatric patients utilizing JumpSTART
Conference Sponsor:Emergency Nurses Association
Conference Year:2008
Author:Otting, Mary, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Children's Memorial Hospital
Title:EMS Coordinator
Contact Address:2300 Children's Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60618, USA
Contact Telephone:(773) 880-4437
Co-Authors:Bonnie Mobley, RN, BSN
[Research Poster] Purpose: The project was to develop a program teaching the algorithm of JumpSTART to first responders (EMT-B and EMT-P) and Emergency Department nurses and to evaluate first responder triage accurateness using the JumpSTART algorithm.

Design: This was a prospective educational study of aggregate data collected from the educational offerings through pre/post tests.

Setting: A teaching urban Level I trauma center within a large metropolitan city utilizing EMS personnel of EMT-B and EMT-P levels as well as ED nurses from all types of hospitals within the metropolitan area.

Sample: Sample size included 145 participants that were either EMT-B, EMT-P or ED RN's that voluntarily registered for the education. The participants were given complete anonymity and confidentiality was maintained throughout with no identifying factors noted on the pre/post tests or evaluations. Male and female as well as all levels of EMS providers and ED nurses were equally represented.

Methodology: The educational program consisted of a presentation of case studies, lecture and discussion followed by a drill involving hands on training. 145 participants attended the four hour in-service that included both didactic content and three hands on triage scenarios. The educational tool was the pre/post test including 14 total questions with both tests the exact same. The questions specifically focused on triage knowledge and gave specific data from which to choose to prioritize victims as well as general disaster triage knowledge, with regards to pediatrics. Descriptive static's was utilized.

Results: On average participants showed an 83% increase in their triage knowledge and were able to accurately triage pediatric patients by the end of the second scenario. Areas for further research were identified including incorporating pediatrics into disaster planning. Knowledge and experience of age related triage is an important element for proper utilization of resources.

Conclusions: This project is unique in that little training is available for MCI involving children. Knowledge and experience of age-related triage is an important element for proper utilization of resources. The results also demonstrate how quickly the JumpSTART method and tool can be learned.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Emergency Nurses Association

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Accuracy of disaster triage in pediatric patients utilizing JumpSTARTen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162481-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Improving Accuracy of disaster triage in pediatric patients utilizing JumpSTART</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Emergency Nurses Association</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Otting, Mary, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Children's Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">EMS Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">2300 Children's Plaza, Chicago, IL, 60618, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">(773) 880-4437</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">motting@childrensmemorial.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Bonnie Mobley, RN, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Poster] Purpose: The project was to develop a program teaching the algorithm of JumpSTART to first responders (EMT-B and EMT-P) and Emergency Department nurses and to evaluate first responder triage accurateness using the JumpSTART algorithm.<br/><br/>Design: This was a prospective educational study of aggregate data collected from the educational offerings through pre/post tests.<br/><br/>Setting: A teaching urban Level I trauma center within a large metropolitan city utilizing EMS personnel of EMT-B and EMT-P levels as well as ED nurses from all types of hospitals within the metropolitan area.<br/><br/>Sample: Sample size included 145 participants that were either EMT-B, EMT-P or ED RN's that voluntarily registered for the education. The participants were given complete anonymity and confidentiality was maintained throughout with no identifying factors noted on the pre/post tests or evaluations. Male and female as well as all levels of EMS providers and ED nurses were equally represented.<br/><br/>Methodology: The educational program consisted of a presentation of case studies, lecture and discussion followed by a drill involving hands on training. 145 participants attended the four hour in-service that included both didactic content and three hands on triage scenarios. The educational tool was the pre/post test including 14 total questions with both tests the exact same. The questions specifically focused on triage knowledge and gave specific data from which to choose to prioritize victims as well as general disaster triage knowledge, with regards to pediatrics. Descriptive static's was utilized.<br/><br/>Results: On average participants showed an 83% increase in their triage knowledge and were able to accurately triage pediatric patients by the end of the second scenario. Areas for further research were identified including incorporating pediatrics into disaster planning. Knowledge and experience of age related triage is an important element for proper utilization of resources.<br/><br/>Conclusions: This project is unique in that little training is available for MCI involving children. Knowledge and experience of age-related triage is an important element for proper utilization of resources. The results also demonstrate how quickly the JumpSTART method and tool can be learned.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T10:28:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T10:28:56Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipEmergency Nurses Associationen_GB
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