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Knowledge and Training in Paediatric Medical Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Informed Care Among Emergency Medical Professionals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

TitleKnowledge and Training in Paediatric Medical Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Informed Care Among Emergency Medical Professionals in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsHoysted C, Babl FE, Kassam-Adams N, Landolt MA, Jobson L, Van Der Westhuizen C, Curtis S, Kharbanda AB, Lyttle MD, Parri N, Stanley R, Alisic E
JournalEur J Psychotraumatol
Volume9
Issue1
Pagination1468703
Date Published05/2018
Type of Articlejournal
ISSN2000-8066
Abstract

: Provision of psychosocial care, in particular trauma-informed care, in the immediate aftermath of paediatric injury is a recommended strategy to minimize the risk of paediatric medical traumatic stress. : To examine the knowledge of paediatric medical traumatic stress and perspectives on providing trauma-informed care among emergency staff working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). : Training status, knowledge of paediatric medical traumatic stress, attitudes towards incorporating psychosocial care and barriers experienced were assessed using an online self-report questionnaire. Respondents included 320 emergency staff from 58 LMICs. Data analyses included descriptive statistics, -tests and multiple regression. : Participating emergency staff working in LMICs had a low level of knowledge of paediatric medical traumatic stress. Ninety-one percent of respondents had not received any training or education in paediatric medical traumatic stress, or trauma-informed care for injured children, while 94% of respondents indicated they wanted training in this area. : There appears to be a need for training and education of emergency staff in LMICs regarding paediatric medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed care, in particular among staff working in comparatively lower income countries.

DOI10.1080/20008198.2018.1468703
Alternate JournalEur J Psychotraumatol
PubMed ID29760867
PubMed Central IDPMC5944367