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An analysis of training activities in the use of critical care equipment within hospitals in the United Kingdom.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9797527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated how training in the use of electromedical devices in adult and neonatal intensive care departments is organised, designed and delivered. Forty-one departments within two Regional Health Authorities in the United Kingdom returned a detailed questionnaire, from which several nonlinear models were developed using fuzzy logic analysis. The results clearly indicate that training in the use of equipment is a very minor activity, with less than 1% of departmental time spent on providing or receiving such training. Departments that had a higher level of expertise required less assistance from technical personnel. Critical care equipment can be utilised more fully, cost effectively and safely if a formal and regular training programme is implemented.
F Fouladinejad; J R Roberts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-11-04     Completed Date:  1998-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  810-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medical Electronics and Physics, St Bartholomew's, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Education, Continuing / organization & administration*
Electronics, Medical / education*,  instrumentation*
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital*
Fuzzy Logic
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care / manpower,  organization & administration*
Personnel, Hospital / education*

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