Section: Health and quality of life
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Sánchez MJ, Aparcero LA. Informe de una catástrofe. Emergencia ante el derrumbe de una planta de muebles. Actuación en el Hospital de Valme. Metas de Enfermería feb 2002; 5(1): 48-54
Mª José Sánchez Morillo1, Luis Alfonso Aparcero Bernet2
Enfermera del Servicio de Urgencias. Hospital de Valme. Sevilla1, Enfermero Responsable de Formación. Hospital de Valme. Sevilla.
Departamento de Formación Continuada Hospital de Valme. Cta. Sevilla-Cádiz, s/n. 41014 Sevilla
This article describes in a narrative and journalistic style the measures that were taken by the different healthcare personnel to handle the tragedy of the collapse of a furniture sales store in Sevilla, with special emphasis on the measures taken at the Hospital de Valme. The objectives of the report, which were at no time intended to analyse or grade such measures in any great length, were:
* To provide a chronological account of the events that took place on that day.
* To provide a written account and testimony of the evacuation process, distribution and allocation of patient beds for the injured that were put into effect.
* To describe the parallelism between the measures actually undertaken and the recommendations that are in place for such instances.
* To write a report on the incidences occurred at the Hospital de Valme and the contingency measures undertaken in this centre until the emergency situation had totally resolved.
outside-hospital catastrophe; healthcare emergency; evacuation; emergency measures and performance
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