New strategies in emergency training

  1. Felipe Fernández Méndez
Supervised by:
  1. Antonio Rodríguez Núñez Director

Defence university: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Year of defence: 2019

Committee:
  1. José Palacios-Aguilar Chair
  2. Raquel Rodríguez González Secretary
  3. Silvia Aranda García Committee member

Type: Thesis

Abstract

A high number of pre-hospital deaths occur with injuries that are potentially recoverable although first aid intervention is infrequent and the quality of first aid provided varies greatly. The formula for survival depends fundamentally on education and the implementation of training programs. New technologies have the potential to transform not only training and assessment but also the delivery of health services. However, new technologies offer diverse results to this challenge. While proven technologies (simulation and eye-tracking) demonstrate their effective use in training and assessment of emergency management skills, emerging new technologies, such as APPs, must be assessed in terms of safety, effectiveness, efficiency and equity.