Emergency physicians' preparedness for CBRNE incidents in Hong Kong
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摘要Background: Recent terrorist attacks with biological and chemical weapons have caused much concern for the public. The purpose of this study was to assess emergency doctors' preparedness in handling Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) incidents. Methods: This is a cross sectional survey of all emergency doctors working in public emergency departments (ED) in Hong Kong. Apart from the experience and confidence to handle these events, data on participants' willingness to participate in CBRNE incidents and training motivations were also analysed. Results: Biological and radiological events were found to be the least commonly encountered. Few respondents reported they were confident to manage biological events (10.6% to 29.8%), despite 66% of respondents reported having prior training in CBRNE management. Conclusions: This study demonstrates ED doctors low confidence in managing specific CBRNE incidents. Current strengths identified include the good awareness of hospital emergency plans and high motivation to get more training.
著者Hung KKC, Lam ECC, Wong MCS, Wong TW, Chan EYY, Graham CA
期刊名稱HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
出版年份2013
月份3
日期1
卷號20
期次2
出版社MEDCOM LTD
頁次90 - 97
國際標準期刊號1024-9079
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Biological warfare; bioterrorism; disaster planning; emergency medical service; mass casualty incidents
Web of Science 學科類別Emergency Medicine; EMERGENCY MEDICINE

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