Κατεύθυνση Διεθνής Ιατρική - Διαχείριση Κρίσεων ΥγείαςLibrary of the School of Health Sciences
Πικουλής Εμ., Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Γεωργόπουλος Σ., Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Στεργιόπουλος Σπ., Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Επίπεδο Ετοιμότητας των Γενικών Νοσοκομείων Παίδων Αθηνών “Η ΑΓΙΑ ΣΟΦΙΑ” και “ΠΑΝΑΓΙΩΤΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΓΛΑΪΑΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΟΥ” σε ΠΡΒΧ συμβάν
Preparedness Level on CBRN Incedents of Athens General Children's Hospitals "AGIA SOPHIA" and "PANAGIOTIS & AGLAIA KYRIAKOU"
Introduction: During last decades, CBRN disasters occur more frequently than before. Countries have developed effective procedures and equipment for adult casualties, but children still remain a vulnerable population group. Objective: This study aims to investigate preparedness level on CBRN incidents of two major Children’s Hospitals in Athens. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed to address CBRN preparedness and training level of ED and ICU personnel, through a questionnaire. Results: Response rate was 76%. Self-estimated response efficacy was 2.0/5. Willingness to respond was 70% (unconditional) and 15% (conditional). CBRN knowledge on special medications was 91%, on protective equipment was 1.7/5. Training on HEPA masks, decontamination procedures, safe storage and performance on CBRN-triage was limited. Performing medical procedures with CBRN equipment was identified as difficult. Conclusion: Preparedness was found limited as in many European children hospitals. CBRN training, exercises and planning should be included in hospital’s regular plan.
Main subject category:
CBRN, Children hospital, Preparedness