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Disaster Response in a Pediatric Field Hospital: Lessons Learned in Haiti

Burnweit, C. and Stylianos, S. (2011). Disaster Response in a Pediatric Field Hospital: Lessons Learned in Haiti. (Abstract only.) Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 46(6):1131-9.

The authors describe their experiences in a pediatric field hospital in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. They discuss requirements for equipment, manpower, medical records, and systems addressing volunteer stress, as well as ethical issues. They also note that 93% of casualties initially were surgical admissions with 40% undergoing operations in the first week after the event, mostly for fractures and wound care.
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