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Title: Management of Diabetic Surgical Patients in a Deployed Field Hospital: A Model for Acute Non-Communicable Disease Care in Disaster.
Authors: McDermott, Kathleen M
Hardstaff, Ruth M
Alpen, Sophie
Read, David J
Coatsworth, Nicholas R
Affiliation: 1National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre,Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia..
2Division of Surgery,Royal Darwin Hospital,Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia..
1National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre,Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia..
1National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre,Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia..
1National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre,Darwin,Northern Territory,Australia..
Issue Date: Dec-2017
Citation: Prehospital and disaster medicine 2017-12; 32(6): 657-661
Abstract: Sudden onset disasters (SODs) have affected over 1.5 billion of the world's population in the past decade. During the same time, developing nations have faced a sustained increase in the burden of non-communicable disease (NCD) with extra pressure placed on health systems. The combined increase in SODs and the NCD epidemic facing the world's most disaster-prone nations will present new challenges to emergency medical teams (EMTs) during disaster response. This report details the experience as an EMT during the Typhoon Haiyan disaster of 2013, with particular reference to the challenges of diabetic management in a surgical field hospital. The incidence of diabetes in this surgical cohort exceeded that of the population by a factor of four. The steps to prepare for and treat diabetes in the field provide a useful model for the management of NCD in the deployed field hospital environment after a disaster. McDermott KM , Hardstaff RM , Alpen S , Read DJ , Coatsworth NR . Management of diabetic surgical patients in a deployed field hospital: a model for acute non-communicable disease care in disaster. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2017;32(6):657-661.
URI: http://docs.prosentient.com.au/prosentientjspui/handle/1/10819
DOI: 10.1017/S1049023X17006707
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: AusMAT Australian Medical Assistance Team
EMT emergency medical team
FMT foreign medical team
NCD non-communicable disease
OT operating theater
SOD sudden onset disaster
WHO World Health Organization
diabetes
emergency medical teams
non-communicable disease
sudden onset disaster
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