Bombings and natural disasters are such incidents that leave behind tragic circumstances for people all around.
After treating 28 badly burned patients from the 2002 disaster and 23 injured in an explosion that took place aboard a vessel off Ashmore Reef Islands in 2009, the staff at Royal Perth Hospital has been trained accordingly. Regular disaster training has been given to them and an SMS alert system is introduced.
Aiming to track these changes, a review was carried out by Royal Perth Hospital emergency physician Dr Mark Little, who is now based in Cairns. He analyzed and made a comparison between the ways the hospital has handled disaster's consequences and then summarized the lessons that were erudite in the hospital premises. His main emphasis was over the treatments and services that were given to patients who got injured by bombings. The report is published in the journal Emergency Medicine Australasia.
The main reason behind the introduction of SMS alert system was to timely update other staff about the incident and list of immediate actions required. After the Bali incident, the doctors noticed that a lot of time was wasted over this by the staff of senior emergency department.
As said by Dr. Little, "The ability to notify large numbers of staff simultaneously prevented numerous phone calls offering assistance and freed up both management personnel and telephone lines".
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