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Wall Chart

 

Use poster paper or a white board to create a Patient Status Wall Chart attached to walls or sitting on tripods so it is visible to everyone in the room. The charts might be 2 ft wide and 3 ft long. Since TR and ER Specialists may treat 10-20 patients, organize it so there is room for 20 or more single lines, one for each patient. Have plenty of appropriate markers handy. 

   Some teachers who do not have poster paper or dry erase boards available have taped white kitchen trash bags to walls for the Wall Charts! Works well!

 

   The DAC Specialists for each team create a separate Wall Chart for their team. They use information from TR Triage Tags and ER Patient Records to summarize each patient's injury, diagnosis and treatment. Put the disaster name in large letters at the top.  The chart should be designed with the first column for patient names and 6 additional columns labeled, “Age, TR Possible-Diagnosis, TR treatment, ER Tests Ordered, ER Initial Diagnosis, ER Diagnosis, ER Treatment”.

 

 

 

   

Members of your team and the DAC Specialists may use your team's chart to look for patterns of injuries and to see how many people were injured in each zone. Other teams may look at your chart to see if they have finished more patients than you!

Natural Disasters and Health Patient Tracking Sheet

Many TR and ER students like to note the injury conditions, symptoms and treatment of disaster accidents so that they can talk about them later. The attached form can be downloaded and printed out, one per victim, for student use. 

Public Health Report

 

 DAC Specialists submit a Public Health Report (PHR) every 20 minutes to inform the Chief Medical Officer, the TR and ER teams, and the  public about progress in fighting the disaster. The report is based on patient information from TR and ER summarized on the Wall Chart and Alerts and Info that DAC receives about their disaster. The PHR contains information such as the disaster name and zone, the environment and conditions, the number and types of patient injuries, and hazards and safety warnings. 

 

Here is a sample PHR. Each DAC's report will contain specific information about their disaster.

A wildfire at the village of Winterhaven is destroying summer cabins. The TR team is at the site treating those injured by the fire, smoke and from accidents during evacuation. So far, 8 patients have been treated - none have life-threatening injuries. The DAC team is transporting patients to the hospital where they are being treated by the ER team. Residents of Winterhaven are warned to avoid smoky areas, to evacuate, and not to block roads which fire trucks use to fight the fire. Be safe.

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