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Am J Emerg Med. 1996 Oct;14(6):613-4.

First aid and transportation of burned patients during mass disasters.

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  • 1Burn and Plastic Surgery Center, Emergency Medical Institute Pirogov, Sofia, Bulgaria.


Twenty-eight mass burn disasters in Bulgaria with 381 injuries in the last 27 years (1968-1994) were reviewed. Mass burn disasters were classified as follows: industrial accidents, 23, with 273 injured and 103 dead; traffic accidents, 2, with 97 injured and 30 dead; domestic accidents, 2, with 11 injured and 6 dead. Organization of first aid at the disaster site and in the regional hospitals is described, as well as the time of transport of the patients to major hospitals near the site of the accident. As a priority, the injured were transported early to the biggest center for burns and plastic surgery in the capital.

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