Development of an evaluation framework suitable for assessing humanitarian workforce competencies during crisis simulation exercises

Hilarie Cranmer, Jennifer L. Chan, Stephanie Kayden, Altaf Musani, Philippe E. Gasquet, Peter Walker, Frederick M. Burkle, Kirsten Johnson

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Abstract

The need to provide a professionalization process for the humanitarian workforce is well established. Current competency-based curricula provided by existing academically affiliated training centers in North America, the United Kingdom, and the European Union provide a route toward certification. Simulation exercises followed by timely evaluation is one way to mimic the field deployment process, test knowledge of core competences, and ensure that a competent workforce can manage the inevitable emergencies and crises they will face. Through a 2011 field-based exercise that simulated a humanitarian crisis, delivered under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), a competency-based framework and evaluation tool is demonstrated as a model for future training and evaluation of humanitarian providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalPrehospital and disaster medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • competency-based education
  • disasters
  • professional education
  • relief work
  • simulation exercises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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