Maintaining physical therapy standards in an emergency situation: Solutions after the Bali bombing disaster

D. Edgar, F. Wood, A. Goodwin-Walters

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Abstract

In a mass casualty event, treatment is traditionally provided in a 'best for the most' fashion. This paper examines the challenges encountered by physical therapists while providing rehabilitation to 28 survivors who suffered burns after the terrorist bombing in Bali, Indonesia. Individual patient input was achieved with routine outcome measures and workload statistics. Workforce expansion, maintenance of treatment quality, and other practical initiatives used in order to achieve this goal are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalBurns
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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