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An Experience of Managing High Influx of Patients Affected By Intense Heat Wave at The Emergency Department of a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital In Pakistan- A Wake up Call For Future Challenges.

  • At: 2016 FIP Congress in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: PERVEEN, Feroza (AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, Pharmacy, KARACHI, Pakistan)
  • Co-author(s): Feroza - Perveen:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Munawar Khursheed:Emergency Medicine,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Abdul Latif Sheikh:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Ghulam Zainab:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Aisha Akram:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Mahreen Muzammil:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Muhammad Aamir:Pharmacy,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Shahan Waheed:Emergency Medicine,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan|Jibran Bin Yousuf:Department of Pharmacy services,Aga Khan University Hospital,Karachi,Pakistan
  • Abstract:

    High mortality rates have been reported in heat waves all around world. In 2015, 2000 deaths reported in Pakistan. In June 2015, > 400 patients were seen in ED triage. Hospital occupancy between June 22nd and 23rd was 94%. 12 patients were intubated in a single night. It was challenging situation for Pharmacy to manage all those patients along

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Last update 4 October 2019

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