New Triage System Saves Two-Year-Old
Two-year old Anvara was playing in the courtyard of her home in Uzbekistan and fell from a ladder striking her stomach on one of the steps. Anvara's mother, Fatima, quickly took her to the nearest hospital.
When she arrived at the Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institutes hospital, Fatima noticed that there was a new system for admitting patients to receive care. A nurse immediately listened to the problem, examined Anvara and called for a doctor.
The doctor quickly performed an ultrasound exam of Anvara. The ultrasound clearly showed that Anvara had internal bleeding. "Within an hour my daughter had surgery done and the bleeding was stopped," said Fatima. "My husband and I were delighted that medical help was so quick. When we thanked a doctor after the surgery, he said, 'It’s thanks to the new system. If I had worked in the old manner, we would have lost valuable 30 minutes of time and there may have not been a chance to save her.'"
Because of the new triage system implemented by the National Pre-Hospital and Trauma System Development project through Medical Teams International, emergency patients are not mixed up with non-emergency cases. The new system also helps ensure that qualified experts and all necessary equipment are always available.
"We are very grateful to all doctors and Medical Teams International which helped to organize the work of Emergency room in Tashkent Pediatric Medical Institutes Hospital," said Fatima.