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Hospital Workers Disaster Management and Hospital Nonstructural: A Study in Bandar Abbas, Iran

(2015) Hospital Workers Disaster Management and Hospital Nonstructural: A Study in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Global journal of health science.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: A devastating earthquake is inevitable in the long term and likely in the near future in Iran. The objective of the study was to assess the knowledge of hospital staff to disaster management system in hospital and to determine nonstructural safety assessment in Shahid Mohammadi hospital in Bandar Abbas city of Iran. This hospital is the main referral hospital in Hormozgan province with a capacity of about 450 beds and the highest patient admissions. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted in 2013 on 200 healthcare workers at Shahid Mohammadi hospital, in the city of Bandar Abbas, Iran. This hospital is the main referral hospital in Hormozgan province and has a capacity of about 450 beds with highest numbers of patient admissions. Questionnaire and checklist used for assessing health workers knowledge and awareness towards disaster management and nonstructural safety this hospital. RESULTS: This study found that knowledge, awareness, and disaster preparedness of hospital staff need continual reinforcement to improve self efficacy for disaster management. Equipping health care facilities at the time of natural disasters, especially earthquakes are of great importance all over the world, especially in Iran. This requires the national strategies and planning for all health facilities. CONCLUSION: It seems due to limitations of hospital beds, insufficient of personnel, and medical equipment, health care providers paid greater attention to this issue. Since this hospital is the only educational public hospital in the province, it is essential to pay much attention to the risk management not only to this hospital but at the national level to health facilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 1
Keywords: cross-sectional study; disaster planning; earthquake; hospital; human; Iran; questionnaire, Cross-Sectional Studies; Disaster Planning; Earthquakes; Hospitals; Humans; Iran; Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Paramedical > Department of Health Information Technology
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4280

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