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      Education and Ebola: initiating the cascade of emergency healthcare training.

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          In response to the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, the UK deployed a Joint Inter-Agency Task Force to Sierra Leone. As well as constructing Ebola treatment units, the force supported a rapidly upscaled mass programme of training for host nation healthcare workers in basic knowledge of Ebola and personal protective equipment. A bespoke training course was developed in collaboration with the WHO and other partners over a period of 2 weeks, taught to 119 trainers the following week, and then cascaded to over 4000 Ebola workers over the following month. This article describes curriculum design, content delivery and assessment of this unique Training The Trainers course delivered in austere circumstances. Key learning points are highlighted and supplementary material is provided to inform future deployed clinical education initiatives.

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          Journal
          J R Army Med Corps
          Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
          BMJ
          0035-8665
          0035-8665
          Jun 2016
          : 162
          : 3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK.
          [2 ] Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK.
          [3 ] Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK.
          [4 ] Department of Anaesthetics, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK.
          [5 ] Academic Department of Critical Care, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK.
          [6 ] Department of Cardiology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, UK.
          Article
          jramc-2014-000394
          10.1136/jramc-2014-000394
          25645696
          f4ede5f0-6f26-4d0b-861d-31b60ccda81f
          Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://www.bmj.com/company/products-services/rights-and-licensing/

          MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
          MEDICAL EDUCATION & TRAINING

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