Volume 4 Issue 2 - 2020
“Health Care Worker’s Perceived Competency in Disaster Management”- A Self Assessment Cross Sectional Survey
Nishan Kunnummal Purayill*, Carl Shultz2, Vamanjore Aboobaker Naushad1, Prem Chandra3, Osama Mohammad Hashiml, Firjeet Parambal, Naseem Ambral and Sajid Chalihadhanl
lHamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
2Irvine School of medicine , California USA
3Department of Medical research, Qatar
*Corresponding Author: Nishan Kunnummal Purayil, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar.
Received: November 13, 2019; Published: January 09, 2020


Introduction: Disaster preparedness and Disaster management are terms that are rarely mentioned in the organized academic training of community based physicians. A key concept of disaster management and planning is “emergency preparedness”. Although this concept is frequently mentioned in literature, the term is not well defined and training remains inadequate.

Aim: To assess the perceived competencies of healthcare workers in disaster management. 

Methods: An observational survey was conducted at Alkhor Hospital, Qatar from 1 Aug 2017 to 31st December 2017. Study participants included physicians, nurses, paramedical staff and senior administrative staff working in the hospital. A survey questionnaire was distributed among the participants.

Keywords: Disaster Preparedness; Disaster Management


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Citation: Nishan Kunnummal Purayil., et al. ““Health Care Worker’s Perceived Competency in Disaster Management”- A Self Assessment Cross Sectional Survey”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.2 (2020): 01-16.

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