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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 2
Evaluation of the Medical Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Awareness Level of Emergency Healthcare Professionals Serving on Different Centres
R. Koray Eyison1,Ahu Pakdemirli2,Erkan Aydin3,Ayla Sayin Ozturk4,Zahir Kiliç5,Burak Demirbag6,Mesut Ortatatli1,Sermet Sezigen1,Levent Kenar1
1University of Health Sciences, Medical CBRN Defense, Ankara, Turkey
2University of Health Sciences, Gulhane School of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Ankara, Turkey
3Cankiri State Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cankiri, Turkey
4Gevher Nesibe Technical High School, Ankara, Turkey
5Turkish Land Forces, Ankara, Turkey
6Turkish Air Force, Diyarbakir, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1037 Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare the medical chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) awareness of emergency healthcare professionals from two different centres.

Methods: The survey was conducted among 67 healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics from two emergency departments of two different cities. A questionnaire that was designed in order to evaluate demographic data (age, gender, job description, education level) and knowledge/experience about medical CBRN was filled by participants during the face-toface interviews. All data were evaluated statistically in order to obtain mean awareness score (MAS) of participants and institutions.

Results: It was found that MAS of the whole participants is 7.62±3.92. There was a statistically significant difference observed between MAS of Training and Research Hospital (6.75±3.97) and State Hospital (8.64±3.65) (p<0.05).

Conclusion: It was concluded that emergency health professionals should be ready for CBRN incidents and awareness level of health professionals is the most objective indicator of medical CBRN preparedness of emergency departments just like in global COVID-19 outbreak response. Keywords : CBRN, awareness, preparedness, emergency medicine