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JDR Vol.15 No.7 pp. 900-912
(2020)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2020.p0900

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WBF-2019 Core Research Cluster of Disaster Science Planning Session as Disaster Preparedness: Participation in a Training Program for Conductor-Type Disaster Healthcare Personnel

Junko Okuyama*1,*2,†, Hiroyuki Sasaki*3, Shuji Seto*2, Yu Fukuda*4, Toshiki Iwasaki*2, Toru Matsuzawa*2, Kiyoshi Ito*2, Takako Izumi*2, Hiroki Takakura*2, Fumihiko Imamura*2, and Tadashi Ishi*5

*1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University
2-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8575, Japan

Corresponding author

*2Core Research Cluster of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan

*3International Cooperation for Disaster Medicine, International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), Tohoku University, Miyagi, Japan

*4Faculty of Literature, Notre Dame Seishin University, Okayama, Japan

*5Education and Support for Regional Medicine, Tohoku University Hospital, Miyagi, Japan

Received:
June 23, 2020
Accepted:
September 24, 2020
Published:
December 1, 2020
Keywords:
disaster preparedness, disaster medicine, training program, Core Research Cluster of Disaster Science planning session, World Bosai Forum-2019
Abstract

Introduction: Health professionals and support staff need to be prepared for disasters and know how to respond. This study aimed to examine a one-day “Conductor-type disaster healthcare management personnel” training course and its effect among healthcare professionals. Tohoku University and Fukushima Medical University are experienced in disaster response preparedness and they conducted the one-day course comprising multiple sessions at the World Bosai Forum-2019 (WBF-2019). Method: The course introduced the recent activities of four groups: the Practical Disaster Risk Reduction Research Group; the Natural Science Research Group; the Disaster Humanities Research Group; and the Disaster Medicine Research Group. Unifying four scientific areas based on the theory of the disaster cycle, the research field “disaster science” has been created through interdisciplinary cooperation. The participants completed reports, which were then analyzed using the KJ method. Discussion: The program participants wanted to gain practical knowledge about disasters and have a multifaceted perspective on disaster response. Participants who attended other sessions had an interest in comparing their training with the training provided by other sessions on disaster preparedness. Comparisons included determining the effectiveness of high-level disaster medical preparations from a multilateral viewpoint and involving an interdisciplinary research team in disaster medical preparations to prepare for future disaster events. Conclusion: The participants identified that interdisciplinary activities lead to an improvement in knowledge, skills, or attitudes toward disaster preparedness. There needs to be a greater focus on disaster medicine care teams, including research on both past and future disasters.

Cite this article as:
Junko Okuyama, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Shuji Seto, Yu Fukuda, Toshiki Iwasaki, Toru Matsuzawa, Kiyoshi Ito, Takako Izumi, Hiroki Takakura, Fumihiko Imamura, and Tadashi Ishi, “WBF-2019 Core Research Cluster of Disaster Science Planning Session as Disaster Preparedness: Participation in a Training Program for Conductor-Type Disaster Healthcare Personnel,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.15, No.7, pp. 900-912, 2020.
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