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Table 3 Topics requested for additional training and underlying reasons, stratified by profession

From: Self-perceived preparedness and training needs of healthcare personnel on humanitarian mission: a pre- and post-deployment survey

  Topic Requested (N, %)a
Surgeons (N = 42)
1 Neurosurgery 21 (50.0%)
2 Maxillofacial surgery 20 (47.6%)
3 Plastic (reconstructive) surgery 20 (47.6%)
4 Sonography/ultrasound skills 17 (40.5%)
5 Vascular surgery 16 (38.1%)
  No need/noneb 1 (2.4%)
Anesthesiologists (N = 25)
1 Sonography/ultrasound skills 10 (40.0%)
2 Tropical diseases 6 (24.0%)
3 Triage skills 5 (20.0%)
4 Antibiotic management 4 (16.0%)
5 Intensive care 4 (16.0%)
  No need/noneb 1 (4.0%)
Nurses (N = 40)
1 Triage and mass casualty management 14 (35.0%)
2 Burns patients 11 (27.5%)
3 New-born non-communicable disease management 11 (27.5%)
4 Tropical disease management 9 (22.5%)
5 Paediatric patients 8 (20.0%)
Intensive care 8 (20.0%)
Wound care 8 (20.0%)
  No need/noneb 1 (2.5%)
  1. aMissing: surgeons 3 (7.1%); anaesthesiologists 7 (28.0%); nurses 18 (45.0%)
  2. bMissing ‘no need for training’: surgeons 2 (4.8%); anaesthesiologists 6 (24.0%); nurses 17 (42.5%)