Objective:Anesthesiologists play a pivotal role in mass-casualty incidents management. Disaster medicine is part of the anesthesiologist's core skills; however, dedicated training is still scarce and, often, it does not follow a standardized program.Methods:We designed and delivered a crash course in disaster medicine for Italian anesthesiology residents participating in the nationwide program, Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) Academy Critical Emergency Medicine 2019. Residents totaling 145, from 39 programs, participated in a 75-minute workstation on the principles of disaster management. Following this, each participant was involved in a full-scale mass-casualty drill. A plenary debriefing followed to present simulation data, maximize feedback, and highlight all situations needing improvement.Results:Overall, participant performance was good: Triage accuracy was 85% prehospital and 84% in-hospital. Evacuation flow respected triage priority. During the debriefing, residents were very open to share and reflect on their experiences. A narrative qualitative analysis of the debriefing highlights that many participants felt overwhelmed by events during the exercise. Participants in coordination positions shared how they appreciated the need to switch from a clinical mindset to a managerial role.Conclusion:This was an invaluable experience for anesthesiology trainees, providing them with the skill set to understand the fundamental principles of a mass-casualty response.

An Island-Wide Disaster Drill to Train the Next Generation of Anesthesiologists: The SIAARTI Academy Experience

Petrini F.
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2020

Abstract

Objective:Anesthesiologists play a pivotal role in mass-casualty incidents management. Disaster medicine is part of the anesthesiologist's core skills; however, dedicated training is still scarce and, often, it does not follow a standardized program.Methods:We designed and delivered a crash course in disaster medicine for Italian anesthesiology residents participating in the nationwide program, Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) Academy Critical Emergency Medicine 2019. Residents totaling 145, from 39 programs, participated in a 75-minute workstation on the principles of disaster management. Following this, each participant was involved in a full-scale mass-casualty drill. A plenary debriefing followed to present simulation data, maximize feedback, and highlight all situations needing improvement.Results:Overall, participant performance was good: Triage accuracy was 85% prehospital and 84% in-hospital. Evacuation flow respected triage priority. During the debriefing, residents were very open to share and reflect on their experiences. A narrative qualitative analysis of the debriefing highlights that many participants felt overwhelmed by events during the exercise. Participants in coordination positions shared how they appreciated the need to switch from a clinical mindset to a managerial role.Conclusion:This was an invaluable experience for anesthesiology trainees, providing them with the skill set to understand the fundamental principles of a mass-casualty response.
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