Faculty of Medicine UGM recently organised a Seminar on Health Disaster Management, which is part of the Community and Family Health Care Inter-Professional Education (CFHC – IPE). CFHC – IPE is a program of excellence of the Faculty, focusing on family and community based health learning. The seminar presented keynote speakers, such as dr. Hendro Wartatmo, SP.BD., dr. Bella Donna, M.Kes., M. Ngainil Malawani, S.Si., M.Sc., and others. It last on Saturday (9/9) in the Auditorium of UGM Academic Hospital.
dr. Hendro described disaster management principles in health sector. He said it was important for paramedics to know disaster management, because disaster management can be useful to determine the entire actions to take in order to minimise the possible damage that might arise due to the disaster. Disaster management can minimise the damage that happened once or has happened or damage being restored after the disaster.
According to dr. Hendro, in disaster management, paramedics have to coordinate with authorised agencies in policy making and administration as well as operational activities that are related to a number of stages of disaster mitigation in all levels. In Indonesia, the disaster management tracks start from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) down to its regional level in provinces and further to regency or municipality levels.
“It’s more than just mobilisation of additional personnel, facilities, and procurement. Disaster often causes unique issues which is rarely seen in daily emergency,” he said.
Meanwhile, the CFHC-IPE programme is inter-professional, of multiple approach, requiring essential skills. Students from three majors in Faculty of Medicine, namely Medical Education, Nursing Studies, and Health Nutrition, joined this programme. CFHC-IPE at UGM has run since 2013 until its fourth year in 2016. The CFHC – IPE programme is carried out for seven semesters with four main themes being raised each year.
Dr. Nandyan N. Wilastonegoro, MSc. IH, Vice-Chairman of CFHC – IPE programme, hoped with this programme, UGM graduates would have more skills in dealing with patients when they get down to the society.
“This programme gives first-hand experience to the students when they are dealing directly with patients, especially in community and family scope,” said Nandyan. He further hoped this programme would generate graduates that are not just academically smart, but also skillful and ready to work to help the society.