The Effectiveness of the Primary Trauma Care Courses in West Bank, Palestine: Are the Outcomes Acceptable?
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Injuries in all shapes are accounting for more than five million deaths worldwide. Road traffic accidents injuries are the main threat to people and national health systems. Annually, road traffic injuries are resulting in the deaths of more than five million people globally. The Primary Trauma Care Foundation was organized to run the workshop for front-line staff in such countries to attempt and decrease the human and economic consequence of the injury. Methods: A one group pre-test and post-test experimental research design was used. Subjects were invited to complete a multiple-choice question. The overall number of subjects who were taking the primary trauma care course during the period (from Jun 2014 to Oct 2017) was 586 subjects. Results: More than two-thirds of subjects were men and doctors included specialties, physicians and medical students. (90.8%) of participants were carried bachelor's degree. (22.2%) were staff nurses and nurse's students, (1.9%) were midwives. Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test shows a statistically significant difference between pre and post course score of PTC knowledge (p<0.001). 567 (96.75%) of the participants were shown an improvement after a PTC course. Conclusion: PTC course in Palestine is a valuable and informative course to increase and improve knowledge toward physicians, staff nurses, and midwives.