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  1. Management of emergency department during Haj period.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives 

    Haj is considered a unique medical crisis especially to the emergency department.

    This study will test the diagnosing ability of a new concept based on triaging the patients into critical and non-critical, medical and surgical cases.

    A prospective study of emergency department management during haj in the largest tertiary care hospital in Makkah city and holy lands.

    Methods 

    Triage team was positioned at each of the two entrances of the emergency department.

    The rooms of the emergency department were divided into critical and non-critical, medical and surgical areas, pediatric and obstetric and gynecological areas.

    Results 

    The number of patients that attended the emergency department was 7676 and out of those, 1426 patients were admitted.

    The diagnosing ability of the triage personnel was extremely accurate.

    Conclusion 

    Implementing the triage scheme of critical and non-critical, medical and surgical cases and also dividing the rooms of emergency department to accommodate this triage was quite successful during haj.

    It might also be successful in similar situations.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service urgence, Organisation, Fréquentation, Epidémiologie, Homme, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Organisation santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Emergency department, Organization, Frequentation, Epidemiology, Human, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Public health organization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0264852

    Code Inist : 002B30A04D. Création : 11/09/1998.