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Defining core competencies for 119 emergency medical technicians based on the analysis of requirements and priorities of the profession

119구급대원의 직업기초능력 요구도 및 우선순위 분석 기반 직무기초역량 제안 연구

  • Hong, Sung-Gi (Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Dongnam Health University)
  • 홍성기 (동남보건대학교 응급구조과)
  • Received : 2019.06.10
  • Accepted : 2019.08.18
  • Published : 2019.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the core competencies for 119 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and to provide evidence for the development and utilization of 119 EMTs, education and training programs. Methods: Data were collected with a questionnaire that consisted of items on the general characteristics of the subjects (8 items) and importance and satisfaction levels for 10 competencies, including 34 items on subfactors. The Borich Needs Assessment Model was used in designing the questionnaire. A locus for focus model was used to derive the top priority competencies for the improvement of core competency in the profession. Data were analyzed with by SPSS ver.21 (IBM, Armonk, NY, USA). Results: The core competencies for 119 EMTs were derived from technical competency, information competency, communication competency, problem-solving competency, self-development competency and interpersonal competency. In addition, among the sub-factors of these competencies, 16 abilities (including leadership), ability to apply technical knowledge, technical comprehension, conflict management ability, ability to create documents, problem handling ability, ability to think, technical selection ability, and computer literacy were included in the priority category. Conclusion: This study derived and presented the core competencies for 119 EMTs to enable them to meet the modern day requirements of their roles, which may contribute to enhancing their professionalism.

Keywords

119 emergency medical technicians;Core competencies;Professionalism

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 동남보건대학교

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