• West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China;
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The West China hospital of Sichuan university has underwent four times emergency medical rescue (EMR) of earthquakes, measuring 5.7 Ms to 8.0 Ms on the Richter scale, happened at Wenchuan, Yushu, Yiliang and Lushan in recent 5 years, which gradually improved and supplemented Wenchuan experience. After Lushan earthquake, a total of 392 patients were received during 2 weeks. Among 321 hospitalized patients, there were 39 (12.15%) patients with critical injury and 14 (4.36%) patients who needed intensive care. 184 operations were performed. Based on the experiences of resource centralization, multidisciplinary cooperation, and hierarchical management, zero death, a new medical record, has been achieved among 43 patients with critical injury after centralized admission and treatment. A total of 12 medical rescue teams involving 88 healthcare workers were sent to the epicenter to join and guide EMR. Besides, rehabilitation and psychological experts came to Lushan on the first day of earthquake, and started clinical intervention of mental and physical health for people needed on the second day.

Citation: LI Weimin,JING Jing. Emergency Medical Rescue after Lushan Earthquake in the West China Hospital, Sichuan University. Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, 2013, 13(5): 497-500. doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.20130085 Copy

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