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Preparation of general practitioners for working at epidemic or other disaster situation

Hr. Romanova, N. Valkanova, Tz. Paunov

Abstract

Because of the huge interest by media and the population to the flu diseases and especially to the "chicken flu" during the winter of 2006 we made an inquiry of 50 general practitioners from Varna concerning their work at danger from epidemic or other disaster situation. We put as a goal to research the preparation of general practitioners when arising acute infectious diseases and epidemic. Method: inquiry by especially made questionnaire, including 22 questions. The data from our research show that only 1/5 of inquired doctors asses there was a flu epidemic among their patients. The daily number of patients with symptoms of acute virus infection in autumn winter period is average 2-5 (altogether daily 15-25). The injected anti flu vaccine predominate in comparison with other years by 64 % of inquired doctors. The majority of doctors (66 %) receive regularly information for working at danger of epidemics and 96 % - especially for the chicken flu. 2/3 of inquired general practitioners regularly take part in additional organized meetings (seminars, lectures and other) on actual subject, including questions concerning arising of epidemic or other kind of disaster situation (earthquakes, floods). Most of the half thinks that they have enough preparation for working at danger of epidemics (62 %) or other disaster situation (58 %). Conclusion: The results of the research show a good preparation of general practitioners from Varna - receiving regularly of information for danger of epidemic or other disaster situation regularly participation in organized meetings on actual subjects. The inquired have the self confidence that their preparation is enough for managing with arising of extreme situation.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2007;39(1):15-17


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v39i1.502

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Hr. Romanova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Hygiene and Disaster Situation

N. Valkanova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Hygiene and Disaster Situation

Tz. Paunov
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Department of Hygiene and Disaster Situation

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