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Apr 28, 2019

WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2019

The Role of Emergency Medical Team - Experience Acute Response in Earthquakes and Tsunami at Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2018

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Emergency

Disaster

Medical team

Central Sulawesi Earthquake

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Emergency

Disaster

Medical team

Central Sulawesi Earthquake

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Background The natural disasters of the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Palu, on September 28, 2018 at around 17.02 WIB. The earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude with the epicenter at a depth of 10 km in the direction of 27 km northeast of the city of Donggala, then followed by a tsunami along the coast of Talise town of Palu. Some of the fatalities resulting from the disaster have died, in addition to many deaths also reported trauma cases such as fractures, torn wounds, and other injuries where many have not received medical help. Purpose The main purpose of the medical assistance team sent was to revitalize hospitals in Palu. Methode Sardjito hospital form a medical team sent to the disaster area which consists of 22 members from various multi-disciplines (anesthetists, orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, neurosurgeons, internal medicine doctors, pediatricians, general practitioners, anesthesia nurses, emergency nurses, surgical room nurses, sanitarians, sterilization officer, technical officers, and nutrition officers). Activities The ICS informed the targets of this emergency response that must be accomplished in 2 weeks, which are : revitalizing the heatlh care facilities and delivering health care The sanitarian officer coordinated to deal with the problem of the former corpse in Bhayangkara Hospital by doing disinfectants in the area of the former mortuary. Sardjito Hospital's medical team revitalized health services in Bhayangkara Hospital by providing 24-hour emergency services and surgery. Result The medical team of Sardjito general Hospital gave medical service in Bhayangkara Hospital and Torabello regional Hospital. The total number of treated patients was 158 patients, The most cases of surgery were orthopedics.

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