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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/162091
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Collaborative Response to the January 12, 2010, Haitian Earthquake
Author(s):
Harrington, Stella; Jocelyn, Johanne; Gorgone, Pam
Author Details:
Stella Harrington, BSN, RN, CNOR, Level II Nurse, Childrens Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, email: Stella.Harrington@childrens.harvard.edu; Johanne Jocelyn, CST; Pam Gorgone, MS, BSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Abstract presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: On January, 12, 2010, at 16:53, the country of Haiti was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti, and the surrounding countryside. The quake was followed by two powerful aftershocks that measured 5.9 and 5.5. As a result of this, the Haitian population suffered countless deaths, catastrophic injuries, and many were left homeless. Children's Hospital Boston (CHB) responded to this cataclysmic event by collaborating with Partners in Health, a Boston based humanitarian organization, and a surgical team from Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH). The CHB pediatric surgical team was comprised of a ten-member surgical team: one plastic surgeon, one plastic/orthopedic surgeon, two pediatric anesthesiologists, one CRNA, two pediatric perioperative nurses, one pediatric surgical technologist, and two pediatric ICU nurses. Working collaboratively with the Haitian doctors and nurses, as well as with the international medical community, this pediatric surgical team from CBH worked tirelessly to restore surgical services in an austere environment. This presentation will describe how our team was able to provide safe and quality patient care to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Collaborative Response to the January 12, 2010, Haitian Earthquakeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Stellaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJocelyn, Johanneen_US
dc.contributor.authorGorgone, Pamen_US
dc.author.detailsStella Harrington, BSN, RN, CNOR, Level II Nurse, Childrens Hospital, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, email: Stella.Harrington@childrens.harvard.edu; Johanne Jocelyn, CST; Pam Gorgone, MS, BSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/162091-
dc.description.abstractAbstract presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: On January, 12, 2010, at 16:53, the country of Haiti was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that devastated Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti, and the surrounding countryside. The quake was followed by two powerful aftershocks that measured 5.9 and 5.5. As a result of this, the Haitian population suffered countless deaths, catastrophic injuries, and many were left homeless. Children's Hospital Boston (CHB) responded to this cataclysmic event by collaborating with Partners in Health, a Boston based humanitarian organization, and a surgical team from Brigham and Womens Hospital (BWH). The CHB pediatric surgical team was comprised of a ten-member surgical team: one plastic surgeon, one plastic/orthopedic surgeon, two pediatric anesthesiologists, one CRNA, two pediatric perioperative nurses, one pediatric surgical technologist, and two pediatric ICU nurses. Working collaboratively with the Haitian doctors and nurses, as well as with the international medical community, this pediatric surgical team from CBH worked tirelessly to restore surgical services in an austere environment. This presentation will describe how our team was able to provide safe and quality patient care to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:45:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:45:30Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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