Educational Challenges in Emergency Medicine Technician: A Qualitative Research

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Mohammad Reza Ahanchian 1 , Mostafa Rad 2 , * , Mojtaba Rad 3

1 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, School of Educational Science and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Nursing, Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Iran

3 M.Sc. in Nursing, Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Ahanchian M R , Rad M, Rad M . Educational Challenges in Emergency Medicine Technician: A Qualitative Research, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2014 ; 11(2):e60440.

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Strides in Development of Medical Education: 11 (2); e60440
Published Online: April 28, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 19, 2017
Accepted: December 15, 2013

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Abstract

Background & Objective: Since fewer educational problems lead to improvement in educational quality and eventually student performance in the delivery of emergency medical services at the client's bedside; this study was conducted to evaluate the educational problems of emergency medical students.
Methods: This study used qualitative conventional content analysis. Data were collected by semi-structured interviews. Sixteen participants including 12 new graduate paramedic in associate degree and 4 instructors by purposeful sampling in Khorasan province, Iran, were selected. Data analysis was conducted by content analysis.
Results: After data analysis, three themes have emerged including the lack of appropriate teaching methods, theory and practice gaps, and curriculum reform.
Conclusion: According to the results, educational problems in paramedic education were inappropriate teaching approaches, not applying classroom content in practice scene and incomplete curriculum. Therefore, paramedic educational leadership must try to solve these problems until paramedics can provide high quality services to community.
 

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Educational challenges Paramedic Education Emergency medicine

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