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Title: The Bali bombing: the Royal Darwin Hospital response.
Authors: Palmer, Didier J
Stephens, Dianne
Fisher, Dale A
Spain, Brian
Read, David J
Notaras, Len
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, PO Box 41326, Darwin, NT 0811, Australia.
Issue Date: 6-Oct-2003
Citation: The Medical journal of Australia 2003-10-06; 179(7): 358-61
Abstract: After the Bali bombing on 12 October 2002, injured Australians were evacuated to Darwin. The first patients arrived at the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) 26 hours after the blasts. RDH assessed and resuscitated 61 patients (including 20 intensive care patients, with 15 requiring ventilation, 19 surgery and more than 20 escharotomies). RDH evacuated 48 patients to burns centres around Australia within 36 hours of the first patient arrivals at the hospital and 62 hours after the bomb blasts. The response was successful, but improvements are needed in coordination between the different groups involved in such operations.
ISSN: 0025-729X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Burn Units
Emergency Service, Hospital
Hospital Communication Systems
Hospitals, General
Intensive Care Units
Northern Territory
Wounds and Injuries
Air Ambulances
Transportation of Patients
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