Introduction An Emergency Medical Service (EMS) offers each year Medical Emergency Days (JAMU) alternating occupational physicians and nurses. Its goal is to provide participants with theoretical training and practical workshops on varied aspects of emergency medicine.
Satisfaction of participants was evaluated since 2008.
Methods A questionnaire was distributed during the JAMU since 2008. Questions concerned their overall satisfaction and their satisfaction concerning program content. They were also asked to answer which topics they expected to see developed and how they considered their emergency practice would change on a scale from 0 (as difficult as before training) to 10 (much easier than).
Result Since 2008, 1363 participants answered to this satisfaction questionnaire (48%). Participation to this questionnaire rose from 28% in 2008 to 56% in 2017. Nurses tend to answer more often (53%) than physicians (43%).
Overall satisfaction and satisfaction concerning program content rose from 84% of satisfied or very satisfied to 98% for both items these 2 last years.
The topics they expect to see addressed focus on psychiatric emergencies and technical procedures (infusion set or implementing an emergency kit). Other topics evolved these last years, such as CBRN threats or how to face a terrorist event.
Participants rated their ability to diagnose in the field of emergency medicine with a score that evolved from 6.5 in 2008 to 7.9 in 2016, and their ability to perform procedures with score that increased from 6.2 in 2008 to 8.03 in 2016.
Discussion Satisfaction questionnaire showed a growing interest for these training days, participants answered more often, they declared being more satisfied and more able to perform diagnosis and perform technical procedures. The program evolved taking into account not only their suggestions but also the terrorist environment, which may have an influence in the growing participation and interest of participant.
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