Skip to main content
Kent Academic Repository

The Induction Team Member Training Course Fitted to the Scope and Background of the Participants: A Case Study of the African Setting

Martinez, Lazaro, Baldé, Thierno, Mbasha, Jerry-Jonas, Oyugi, Boniface (2022) The Induction Team Member Training Course Fitted to the Scope and Background of the Participants: A Case Study of the African Setting. In: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 37 (S2). p. 86. Cambridge University Press (doi:10.1017/S1049023X22001856) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:98996)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only

Contact us about this Publication
[thumbnail of the induction team member training course fitted to the scope and background of the participants - a case study of the african setting.pdf]
Official URL:



The Induction Team Member (ITM) course is compulsory training for teams setting up an EMT. It encapsulates elements around safety and security, protocols and procedures, and familiarization with equipment and should happen in countries that have undergone the awareness session.1 Tailoring the ITM course to fit different countries settings and professional backgrounds is imperative, particularly in Africa, because countries have heterogeneous characteristics.


To describe the changes to the ITM Course curriculum adapted to the different professional backgrounds and technical scopes of potential team members (TM) and African countries.


This is an After-Action Review (AAR) of in-depth feedback (n = 10) received from participants in the five trainings that have been conducted at the WHO African Regional EMT Training Center (TC) since 2021 to date. All analyses were done thematically.


The training experiences in the region have shown the need for three imperative modifications to the ITM course based on the type of EMTs and the background of the participants. These include ITM courses focusing on health workers (Doctors and Nurses); team leads, security, and logistics officials; and support staff that can work during deployment and pre-deployment tasks. An interactive ten steps to building an operational national EMTs initiative developed to fit the context has been shown as significant.


Conceptualizing ITM course training for EMTs based on teams' backgrounds, cultural circumstances, and political will is imperative for enhancing the capacity of regional countries' EMTs. A pragmatic modification to the training to fit the context that captures the countries' needs is key.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Other)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1049023X22001856
Uncontrolled keywords: emergency medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: George Austin-Coskry
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2022 09:34 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 11:04 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

  • Depositors only (login required):

Total unique views for this document in KAR since July 2020. For more details click on the image.