Worldwide strategies for managing medical disasters and the necessity of designing and operating a crisis center in Cyprus Health Services. R.Constantinou RN, Bsc,MSc ( c ) Cyprus Ambulance Services ATLS-PHTLS-DSTC Cyprus Coordinator. ‘‘ Ν ext week cannot be any crisis.
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Worldwide strategies for managing medical disasters andthe necessity of designing and operating a crisis center in Cyprus Health Services
R.Constantinou RN, Bsc,MSc(c)
Cyprus Ambulance Services
ATLS-PHTLS-DSTC Cyprus Coordinator
‘‘Νext week cannot be any crisis.
My schedule is already full‘‘
The overall aim of a Disaster preparedness management is to provide as rabidly as possible the greadest benefit for the largest number of casualties and to achieve a critical reduction in morbility and mortality.
Disasters or large-scale casualty incidents cannot be managed successfully by simply extending the procedures and protocols that apply as routine emergency.
Not all countries have a national policy or guidelines on emergency disaster management.
WHO supports countries in building national capacity in risk reduction and emergency preparedness, and to assist the health sector in Member States in reducing the adverse public health consequences for communities in terms of mortality, morbidity, disability and damage to health care delivery services resulting from emergencies, disasters and other crises.
2011 still without a Crisis Center
In Public Health Services
Is there a necessity of designing and operating a crisis center in Cyprus Health Services
Health professionals have the ANSWER !!!
Goverments are responsible for the protection and preservation for the lives of citizens, and exercise control over most of the functions essential for effective emergency-disaster management.