Development of an evaluation framework suitable for assessing humanitarian workforce competencies during crisis simulation exercises

Hilarie Cranmer*, Jennifer Lisa Chan, Stephanie Kayden, Altaf Musani, Philippe E. Gasquet, Peter Walker, Frederick M. Burkle, Kirsten Johnson

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Abstract

The need to provide a professionalization process for the humanitarian workforce is well established. Current competency-based curricula provided by existing academically affiliated training centers in North America, the United Kingdom, and the European Union provide a route toward certification. Simulation exercises followed by timely evaluation is one way to mimic the field deployment process, test knowledge of core competences, and ensure that a competent workforce can manage the inevitable emergencies and crises they will face. Through a 2011 field-based exercise that simulated a humanitarian crisis, delivered under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO), a competency-based framework and evaluation tool is demonstrated as a model for future training and evaluation of humanitarian providers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-74
Number of pages6
JournalPrehospital and disaster medicine
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

Keywords

  • competency-based education
  • disasters
  • professional education
  • relief work
  • simulation exercises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency

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