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Evaluation of self-defence training in the Czech Emergency Medical Service



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Ido - Movement for Culture
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords medical staff; conflict cycle; training of medical staff; specific fitness exercises
Description Background. The increase in aggressive behaviour towards crews and the potential danger they may be in is seen as a significant current problem in the Emergency Medical Service (EMS). Aim. This study relates to an analysis and evaluation of the self-defence needs of EMS medical staff. Methods. The design of the research is descriptive, qualitative and quantitative. The research sample was deliberately chosen. Direct and indirect observation over a period of five months was applied to the data collection methods. In addition, questionnaires were used to investigate the attitude of the profession to self-defence, and unstructured interviews were conducted. Results. The theoretical results reflect the creation of an actual plan for EMS training, an interest in education and in self-defence training. The practical results include specific findings and recommendations for practice learning EMS management for the learning process can increase the efficiency of self-defence training for EMS staff. Conclusion. The most important thing is to include self-defence training in the current educational profile of the EMS.

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