TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2023, Cilt 22, Sayı, 6     (Sayfalar: 543-547)

Safe hospitals in preparedness for mass injury: Are our scoring priorities changing?

Aziz Ahmet Sürel 1, Emine Emer 2, Ali Çoşkun 1

1 Ankara Bilkent Şehir Hastanesi, Genel Cerrahi Kliniği, Ankara
2 Acil Sağlık Hizmetleri Genel Müdürlüğü, Ankara

DOI: 10.5578/totbid.dergisi.2023.80
Görüntüleme: 323
İndirme : 141

Earthquakes are among the most common causes of mass injury and loss of life in our country, and hospitals, one of the main elements of the struggle against this, can also be affected by earthquakes and become disaster victims. The survival of hospitals in disasters and the uninterrupted continuation of health services is a necessity for both society and health workers, and is also an important source of morale. While the legal regulations made after the Marmara Earthquake in our country prioritized structural safety, it also brought the concept of disaster-resistant hospitals to our agenda. In order to make hospitals more resistant to disasters; by the World Health Organization; `Guidance Notes for the Hospital Emergency Response Plan` and the `Safe Hospital Checklist` have been prepared by the Pan American Health Organization. The reflections of these studies in our country have been in the form of Hospital Disaster Plan and Preparation Guide. While city hospitals were put into service in our country, steps were also taken to reach the goal of a disaster-resistant, safe hospital. Therefore, city hospitals; It has a high-level capacity to ensure its own facility safety against structural, non-structural and hazards that will affect its role in disaster management. The uninterrupted continuation of health services of city hospitals during disasters depends on the use of their capacity with an effective and flexible management approach. In order to achieve the `safe hospital` target, city hospitals should be supported by experienced managers and trained personnel within the scope of `Disaster and Emergency Management`.

Anahtar Kelimeler : safe hospital; hospital disaster plan; earthquake; mass injury