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First response of emergency health care system and logistics support in an earthquake

Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan, Semih Korkut, Elif Arslan, Mustafa Kerem Ozyavuz
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2021.0013
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(2):63-69.

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BACKGROUND: An earthquake is an event that differs from any other disaster because it requires a multidisciplinary approach and affects all the people in the region where it occurs. The presented research aims to present healthcare, search and rescue, logistics and support to the magnitude 6.6 Elazığ earthquake by literaturę sight. This research also provides analysis of local and nearby support provided by Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (DEMA) (AFAD), 112 Emergency Health Services and National Medical Rescue Team (NMRT) (UMKE), equipment, timely manner and staff in the earthquake of Elazıg on 24.01.2020.   MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1942 people, including 120 NMRT Teams (821 NMRT staff) and 276 staff 112 Ambulance teams, were assigned for medical rescue.   RESULTS: Victims: 12 injured and 5 exitus, who were triaged by 112 and NMRT teams, were pulled from the wreckage and transported to the hospitals within the first 30 minutes.   CONCLUSION: As in the Elazığ earthquake, the coordinated and cooperative work of all search and rescue and first aid teams of the region appeared to be one of the most important factors in reducing the mortality and morbidity of earthquake victims and maintaining life comfort.

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BACKGROUND: An earthquake is an event that differs from any other disaster because it requires a multidisciplinary approach and affects all the people in the region where it occurs. The presented research aims to present healthcare, search and rescue, logistics and support to the magnitude 6.6 Elazığ earthquake by literaturę sight. This research also provides analysis of local and nearby support provided by Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (DEMA) (AFAD), 112 Emergency Health Services and National Medical Rescue Team (NMRT) (UMKE), equipment, timely manner and staff in the earthquake of Elazıg on 24.01.2020.   MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 1942 people, including 120 NMRT Teams (821 NMRT staff) and 276 staff 112 Ambulance teams, were assigned for medical rescue.   RESULTS: Victims: 12 injured and 5 exitus, who were triaged by 112 and NMRT teams, were pulled from the wreckage and transported to the hospitals within the first 30 minutes.   CONCLUSION: As in the Elazığ earthquake, the coordinated and cooperative work of all search and rescue and first aid teams of the region appeared to be one of the most important factors in reducing the mortality and morbidity of earthquake victims and maintaining life comfort.

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Keywords

equipment, timely manner, 112, UMKE, AFAD, logistic, staff

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Title

First response of emergency health care system and logistics support in an earthquake

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 6, No 2 (2021)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

63-69

Published online

2021-06-28

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.a2021.0013

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(2):63-69.

Keywords

equipment
timely manner
112
UMKE
AFAD
logistic
staff

Authors

Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan
Semih Korkut
Elif Arslan
Mustafa Kerem Ozyavuz

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