Types and pathophsiology of injuries following to bombing attack in Ankara, May 2007: 45 patients with multiple injuries
Volkan Genç1, Zafer Ergül1, Engin Ölçülüoğlu1, Bülent AKINCI2, Hakan Kulaçoğlu1, İrfan Şencan3
1Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 4. Cerrahi Kliniği,ankara
2Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Acil Servis Kliniği,ankara
3Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim Ve Araştırma Hastanesi,enfeksiyon Hastalıkları,ankara Kliniği,
Keywords: Emergency department, blast injury, bombing; hospital organization; terrorist attack
Objectives: We aim to give information about a government hospital organization and triage of 45 multiple injury patients who referred to our hospital after Anafartalar Mall suicide bombing in Ulus, Ankara, May 22nd, 2007.
Materials and Methods: Records of 112 emergency medical services, emergency department and of inpatient services were collected and analyzed. Also we asked and recorded the opinions of this day’s on duty doctors.
Results: Seventy-seven injured patient referred to all hospitals in Ankara. Forty-five of the injured patients were referred to our hospital. There was thirty-one male and 14 female patients. The mean age of the patients was 36.3 (5-76). Various treatment modalities were applied to patients according to their injury.
Conclusion: Proper communication should be achieved between the incident scene and the hospitals when multiple causalities are met. Patients’ diversion should be done by the 112 dispatch center. All emergency departments should be prepared for such a kind of situations.