Preparedness of Students for Interventions in Disaster and Mass Accidents

Vladimir Littva1, Imrich Andrasi2, Marek Šichman3, Soňa Hlinková4, Anna Králová5

1,2,3,4Faculty of Health Care, CU Ružomberok, Námestie A. Hlinku 48, 03401 Ružomberok, Slovakia
5Central Military Hospital SNP – FH, generala Milosavesela 21, 034 26 Ružomberok, Slovakia

ABSTRACT
The aim of our study was to compare the changes in the preparedness of students before and after completing theoretical and practical training. In our survey we used a questionnaire analyzed by Pearson Correlation. Questionnaire included 22 questions width scores using 5-pointLikert scale. Research sample consisted of two subsets: 222 students in the first year and 173 students in the third year of study (Students of Paramedics Sciences and Public Health). The results show significant differences in preparedness of paramedic sciences students before and after completing of theoretical subjects at the level p˂0.05 and significant differences at the level p˂0.01 before and after completion of practical training. Significant difference at the level p˂0.05 was also confirmed in Public Health students. Qualitative improvement in preparedness, as proved by our research, can be achieved through a well-set training plan.

Key words: Education, Disaster, Mass Casualty Event, Training, Preparedness

Cite this article:
Littva, V., Andrasi, I., Šichman, M., Hlinková, S. & Králová, A. (2019). Preparedness of Students for Interventions in Disaster and Mass Accidents. European International Journal of Science and Technology, 8(9), 17-24.