After the magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 earthquake in Kahramanmaraş, all civilians who were in the region and who were transferred to the area mobilized for search and rescue. Reading See. Seda Aşçı said, “To avoid this situation, everyone who lives in our country, which is in an earthquake zone, should always have first aid training.” The cook also underlined that this education should be compulsory from primary school onwards.
“There are many things we can do to minimize its devastating effects”
Lecturer, who began his words with the words: “We cannot prevent disasters, but it is possible to minimize their destructive consequences”. To see. Seda Aşçı said: “We have to face disasters and it is one of the most important things humanity can do to minimize the devastating effects that can occur as a result of disasters. There is much to do in that regard. The concept of disaster management also comes to the fore here. There is also crisis management within the concept of disaster management, and search and rescue activities are part of crisis management. Since we as health professionals are generally under stress, we are a profession that can organize and intervene very quickly for individuals who are brought out of the wreckage in times of crisis and disaster. But of course, health workers may not be available all the time and everywhere, and yes, especially in an earthquake, ‘time’ is very important for people being pulled out of the rubble. However, being hasty can sometimes lead to mistakes.
“If our benevolence is not conscious, it can harm survival”
Seda Aşçı stated that interventions without awareness of first aid can cause harm and continued her statements as follows:
“One of the first things we think of when we say there is a disaster is an earthquake. We can also consider disasters such as floods and landslides regionally, but in general the earthquake with the most devastating effect. We are also a country in an earthquake zone. We are a benevolent society and we have seen this in many earthquake scenes. Because of our emotional and benevolent attitude, we can sometimes harm people’s survival. That is why it is necessary to act more consciously. In our country, people need to be more aware of first aid. For example, we cannot let someone come out of the wreck to eat or drink something because he is hungry or thirsty, or when he is taken out of the wreck, he has to be pulled out from under his arms on the body axis. It is imperative to place it on a hard surface and attach a neck brace. Because if you don’t wear a neck brace at that time, we can cause some injuries and make a healthy and healthy individual live his/her life as a disabled individual.”
“Education should be compulsory”
Aşçı stated that people should receive first aid training for themselves and their loved ones in all kinds of difficult situations and finally said, “As a nation that is aware of life with disasters and is so helpful, we can increase our survival in a more in a coordinated way by using time more efficiently, by continuing these trainings. In fact, if we look at the university education and the health sector, there are trainings on disaster management and first aid. But otherwise it is not mandatory. courses should be mandatory, even from primary school. Even if you know first aid, what you can do is limited, but any procedure you do up to a doctor’s examination is a procedure that increases survival. When you put a family member under the debris lying around, due to the current desperate and emotional state, we would like to step in and remove it, but if we do it consciously, we can do it without causing any injury. Likewise, if we do it unconsciously, we can do it right, but as a result, we may make some mistakes. Therefore, education is always a very important concept under any circumstances and it is not very difficult to achieve it. This was the problem we experienced during the earthquake we experienced. We had few educated people. As we live in a disaster-ravaged country, we unfortunately have to take these trainings in the face of a situation that can happen to us as humans, parents, siblings, friends and spouses at any time.”