Emergency medicine clinic of Atatürk Training and Research Hospital at Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey serves approximately 270.000 patients per year, of whom 90% from the yellow and red code emergency patient groups. Among these patients, 5.000 are code red cases with significant threats to life, and 15.000 are involved in sudden and possible life-threatening injuries such as traffic accidents or falls from heights and other traumas. Portable ultrasound devices are now widely used in the evaluation of patients with such life-threatening conditions.
This project's primary goal is to purchase a portable emergency ultrasound machine to Atatürk Training and Education Hospital located in Izmir, Turkey. This project's secondary goal is to contribute to the practical training of research assistants by providing an up-to-date device to the hospital. Thus, at least 25.000 emergency patients as well as 40 research assistants per year will benefit from the project.
Sustainability of the project will be achieved through the protocol to be signed between Agora Rotary Club and Atatürk Training and Education Hospital, which will be responsible from the operating costs, maintenance and the training of research assistants. The hospital will present statistics of the device utilization annually.
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