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A life and death matter : evaluation of a training program for emergency medical services providers

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Bernard
dc.contributor.author Herbert-Pemberton, Carol
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-28T20:43:30Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-28T20:43:30Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/587
dc.description xi, 118 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract The effectiveness of a legislated training program for emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners in Southern Alberta was evaluated in three communities. The theoretical guide for the research was the Kirkpatrick Training Evaluation Model (1959; 1975; 1996; 1998), which evaluates training programs at four levels- reaction, learning, behavior and results. The research design involved analyses of patient care reports, and interviews with EMS practitioners, allied professionals and patients. Findings indicated positive outcomes at all four levels of the Kirkpatrick model. The results indicated that the training program has resulted in improved EMS delivery by trainees who positively transferred newly acquired skills and knowledge. Accordingly, it was concluded that the legislated training standards have created positive outcomes, and it was recommended that funding for the training program should continue. It was also concluded that the training program has helped to develop a positive learning environment in the three EMS agencies studied. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management, 2002 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management) en
dc.subject Emergency medical personnel -- Training of -- Alberta -- Evaluation en
dc.subject Employees -- Training of -- Alberta -- Evaluation en
dc.title A life and death matter : evaluation of a training program for emergency medical services providers en
dc.type Technical Report en
dc.publisher.faculty Management en

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