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Wakayama Prefecture Collaborating with a medical practitioner in disaster medical care Creating a unique mechanism

2020-01-19T19:49:12.247Z

In Wakayama Prefecture, if a large-scale disaster such as a huge Nankai Trough earthquake occurs at night or on holidays, doctors may not be able to immediately go to the disaster base hospital ...



Wakayama Prefecture Collaborate with a medical practitioner in disaster medicine To create a unique mechanism January 20, 4:38

Wakayama Prefecture has proposed a system in which a local practitioner can call for emergency medical treatment if a large-scale disaster, such as a huge earthquake in the Nankai Trough, occurs at night or on holidays. I decided to make it.

There are 10 disaster base hospitals in Wakayama Prefecture, but some hospitals, such as Wakayama City, have many doctors who commute from long distances.

If a large-scale disaster such as a huge earthquake in the Nankai Trough occurs at night or on holidays and the transportation network is cut off, doctors will not be able to work immediately, and there is a possibility that a solid medical system may not be in place. It was decided to create a system in which a local medical practitioner could call for emergency medical care.

Specifically, approximately 300 practitioners recommended by the local medical association will be registered in advance as "local disaster support doctors." On top of that, I would like to conduct training to learn early emergency medical treatment, such as triage to determine the priority of patients to be treated, and practical training in anticipation of disasters.

According to the prefecture, this kind of initiative is the first in the whole country, and Takako Nojiri, Technical Supervisor of the Prefectural Ministry of Health and Welfare, said, `` Depending on the time of the disaster, the hospital will malfunction and many injured people will come. I want local practitioners to cooperate to protect the lives of the people of the prefecture. "

Source: nhk

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