Accession Number:

ADA237779

Title:

A Study to Determine an Alternate Method of Orienting Newly Reporting Hospital Corpsman to the Skills Necessary for the Performance of Duties at Naval Hospital Beaufort Which Also Prepares Them for Their Wartime Mission

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1988-Jul 1989

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

This study outlines the process of establishing an alternate orientation program for newly reporting corpsmen to Naval Hospital, Beaufort which promotes skills necessary in the peacetime and mobilization roles. The orientation program was developed based on pre-established goals of meeting higher authority requirements, promoting positivism, and standardizing entry level skills. Based on these goals and their corresponding objectives, a modular program was established to ensure flexibility while ensuring 100 participation with minimal lag time. Four modules where developed focusing on various inpatient and outpatient skills. A cost benefit analysis was conducted to identify feasible alternate sources without success. Evaluation of the program was accomplished in 3 phases. First, a structural evaluation was conducted using an adapted tool found in the literature review. The results of this process were positive, yielding few recommendations. Next, a quality review was conducted to ensure that the training did not suffer degradation under the new program. This was accomplished through a regression analysis of Emergency Medical Technician National Examination scores. Results of this process yielded no statistically significant reduction in quality. Finally, an effectiveness analysis was conducted using a scientifically based study design to determine if the modules were increasing the knowledge level of the orientees. Results of this analysis did show a statistically significant difference in the group means, indicating that learning had taken place. Overall, the program produced three fold the number of EMTs without degradation of scores and increased the number of fully oriented corpsmen from 64 to 100 within the 6 months of the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE