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|Title:||Australasian general surgical training and emergency medical teams: a review.|
|Authors:||Coventry, Charles A|
Holland, Andrew J A
Read, David J
Ivers, Rebecca Q
|Affiliation:||Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinic School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia..|
Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinic School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.. Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia..
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia..
|Citation:||ANZ journal of surgery 2019-05-07|
|Abstract:||Emergency medical teams (EMTs) have provided surgical care in sudden-onset disasters in low- and middle-income countries. General surgeons have been heavily involved in many EMTs due to their traditional broad set of surgical skills and experience. With the increased subspecialization of general surgical training in many high-income countries, including Australia and New Zealand, finding general surgeons with adequately broad experience is becoming more challenging. Furthermore, it is now considered standard for EMTs deploying to a sudden-onset disaster to have undergone credentialing, demonstrating sufficient training of their deployed members. The purpose of this review was to highlight the challenges and potential solutions facing those involved in training and recruiting general surgeons for EMTs in Australasia.|
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