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Table 3 Responses to the weekend training session among nursing and physician course participants

From: Creating a gold medal Olympic and Paralympics health care team: a satisfaction survey of the mobile medical unit/polyclinic team training for the Vancouver 2010 winter games

   Average response* Average responses by clinical role  
No. Questions All participants Nurses and RT’s§ n = 21 (SD) Physicians n = 22 (SD) P value
1 Training valuable for experiences during the games 1.43 (0.63) 1.43 (0.75) 1.43 (0.51) 0.520
2 Training increased comfort and familiarity in work environment 1.48 (0.50) 1.43 (0.51) 1.54 (0.51) 0.547
3 Preparation for subsequent practice during the games 1.56 (0.55) 1.52 (0.60) 1.60 (0.50) 0.437
4 MMU ’walk through’ provided situational awareness 1.27 (0.59) 1.24 (0.43) 1.32 (0.72) 1.000
5 MMU ’walk through’ increase anxiety 4.02 (1.01) 3.9 (1.04) 4.13 (0.99) 0.455
6 Discussion seminar on medical liability 1.78 (0.69) 1.67 (0.73) 1.90 (0.64) 0.356
7 Discussion on care management of elite athletes 1.63 (0.80) 1.48 (0.60) 1.80 (0.95) 0.288
8 MMU ’walk through’: understanding role and procedures 1.46 (0.67) 1.57 (0.81) 1.36 (0.49) 0.809
9 MMU ’walk through’: movement of simulated patient 1.45 (0.63) 1.50 (0.69) 1.41 (0.59) 0.896
10 MMU ’walk through’: experience in physical layout 1.38 (0.58) 1.40 (0.60) 1.36 (0.58) 1.000
11 Discussion on uniforms, security, and accommodation 1.95 (1.09) 1.86 (1.11) 2.04 (1.09) 0.793
12 Discussion on daily routines, shifts, and schedules 2.19 (1.05) 2.00 (1.05) 2.36 (1.05) 0.334
13 Discussion on protocols, safety, and infection control 1.72 (0.88) 1.67 (0.66) 1.77 (1.07) 0.199
14 General Q & A discussion 1.69 (0.75) 1.52 (0.68) 1.86 (0.79) 0.357
15 Discussion on mass casualty and emergency planning 1.72 (0.70) 1.57 (0.68) 1.86 (0.71) 0.408
16 Discussion on pandemic planning and H1N1 1.86 (0.83) 1.71 (0.64) 2.00 (0.97) 0.730
17 Discussion on blood administration protocols 1.76 (0.96) 1.42 (0.51) 2.09 (1.18) 0.109
18 Discussion on patient transfer protocols 1.58 (0.76) 1.57 (0.51) 1.59 (0.96) 0.215
  1. § Respiratory Therapists, *Response scoring scale: 1 = very valuable, 2 = somewhat valuable, 3 = neutral, 4 = minimally valuable, 5 = not at all valuable.