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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2010, 10(1): 37-44 Back to browse issues page
Seeking Information Resources by Medical Students in Emergency Medicine
Hassan Abolhassani, Farbod Ebadifard Azar, Roghayeh Scroochi, Mehdi Kahouei
, mkahouei@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Members of the health care team in medical emergencies have little information about admitted patients and rely on several information resources in order to manage these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the information resources for medical students in emergency ward. Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 146 last year medical students attended in emergency ward of educational hospitals. Data gathering methods included observation and questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation coefficient. Results: Most of medical students (50 %) used patient and his/her file as information source. Medical students mostly used print sources for obtaining the needed information for patients' treatment. Conclusion: The results of this study underscore the importance of access to variety of information resources in emergency ward. It is recommended to plan educational programs for promoting students' awareness about Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and using it for evidence-based decision-making.
Keywords: Search, Information sources, information sources, medical students, Emergency
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Teaching Methods
Received: 2010/06/27 | Accepted: 2011/08/6
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Abolhassani H, Ebadifard Azar F, Scroochi R, Kahouei M. Seeking Information Resources by Medical Students in Emergency Medicine. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2010; 10 (1) :37-44
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