Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine

Special Communication
SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 005-009

Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience

Authors: Yousef M. Alsofayan, Mohammad A. Alsuwayeh, Ahmed M. Alazmi, Hamoud I. Alrubaish, Emgarab W. Alshakhs, Ahmed F. Almuheisen, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, Jalal M. Alowais.

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Abstract

In the prehospital era, the provision of targeted educational and training programs for certain population sets was essential for maintaining healthcare services and ensuring favorable outcomes. During the coronavirus disease pandemic of 2019 (COVID-19), the prehospital educational and training programs for overcoming the challenges and reaching the targeted audience in the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) differed significantly. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sharing the experiences and lessons learned in relation to the selection of priorities and the development of new strategies for implementing prehospital educational and training programs during pandemics will assist other educational and training entities in building their programs without compromising the learning outcomes. In this review, we discuss the types of educational and training programs, main learning outcomes, targeted audiences, and new strategies adopted by the SRCA during the COVID-19 pandemic. Preserving and advancing essential prehospital knowledge and skills for targeted population sets during pandemics are challenging, and the selection of educational and training programs should be approached differently to achieve best results.

Keywords:   Training programs, education program, coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, Saudi Arabia


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Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience


Authors
Yousef M Alsofayan
Executive Directorate of Medical Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammad A Alsuwayeh
General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed M Alazmi
General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Hamoud I Alrubaish
General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Emgarab W Alshakhs
General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed F Almuheisen
General Administration of Academic Affairs and Training, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Fahad S Alhajjaj
Department of Emergency Medicine, Unaizah, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Qassim University, Qassim, Saudi Arabia
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Jalal M Alowais
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Yousef M. Alsofayan, Executive Directorate of Medical Affairs, Saudi Red Crescent Authority, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.; y-m-alsofayan@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 12 Dec 2021
Accepted 06 Feb 2022
Published online 27 Feb 2022
Published in print 07 Mar 2022

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Alsofayan YM, Alsuwayeh MA, Alazmi AM, Alrubaish HI, Alshakhs EW, Almuheisen AF, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


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Alsofayan YM, Alsuwayeh MA, Alazmi AM, Alrubaish HI, Alshakhs EW, Almuheisen AF, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. https://www.sjemed.com/?mno=48637 [Access: July 02, 2022]. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Alsofayan YM, Alsuwayeh MA, Alazmi AM, Alrubaish HI, Alshakhs EW, Almuheisen AF, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. SJEMed. 2022; 3(1): 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


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Alsofayan YM, Alsuwayeh MA, Alazmi AM, Alrubaish HI, Alshakhs EW, Almuheisen AF, Alhajjaj FS, Alowais JM. Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. SJEMed. (2022), [cited July 02, 2022]; 3(1): 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


Harvard Style

Alsofayan, Y. M., Alsuwayeh, . M. A., Alazmi, . A. M., Alrubaish, . H. I., Alshakhs, . E. W., Almuheisen, . A. F., Alhajjaj, . F. S. & Alowais, . J. M. (2022) Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. SJEMed, 3 (1), 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


Turabian Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Mohammad A. Alsuwayeh, Ahmed M. Alazmi, Hamoud I. Alrubaish, Emgarab W. Alshakhs, Ahmed F. Almuheisen, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. 2022. Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


Chicago Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Mohammad A. Alsuwayeh, Ahmed M. Alazmi, Hamoud I. Alrubaish, Emgarab W. Alshakhs, Ahmed F. Almuheisen, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. "Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3 (2022), 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alsofayan, Yousef M., Mohammad A. Alsuwayeh, Ahmed M. Alazmi, Hamoud I. Alrubaish, Emgarab W. Alshakhs, Ahmed F. Almuheisen, Fahad S. Alhajjaj, and Jalal M. Alowais. "Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience." Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine 3.1 (2022), 005-009. Print. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alsofayan, Y. M., Alsuwayeh, . M. A., Alazmi, . A. M., Alrubaish, . H. I., Alshakhs, . E. W., Almuheisen, . A. F., Alhajjaj, . F. S. & Alowais, . J. M. (2022) Prehospital training and educational programs during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Saudi Red Crescent Authority experience. Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3 (1), 005-009. doi:10.24911/SJEMed/72-1639288139


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