The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
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Evacuation of Hospitals during Disaster, Establishment of a Field Hospital, and Communication

Eurasian J Med 2017; 49: 137-141
DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2017.16102
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Abstract

The buildings, working personnel, and patients and their relatives may directly or indirectly be affected by the disasters. Here we will discuss evacuation, establishing a field hospital, communication, the role of the media in disasters, and defending against sabotage. The affected individuals should be evacuated and transferred to secure zones safely and rapidly. How the decision for evacuation should be made and how the evacuation triage should be performed are important issues. Field hospitals should be established within the bounds of possibility for continuation of the treatments of evacuated people. The standards for the field hospitals and its sections that may be created according to the needs will be explained. Undoubtedly, since one of the most important subjects in disasters is communication, the types of communication in disasters and their significance will be mentioned. How the relationships with the media should be an aspect of communication and how they can be beneficially used will also be mentioned. As in all organizations and institutions, sabotage attempts may also be present concerning health facilities. For this reason, during the preparation of the hospital disaster plan, defending against sabotage will be discussed, and what should be done at that stage will be mentioned.

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