International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

An Evaluation of Hospital Evacuation Strategies with an Example
Research Asistant Dr. Zuhal Şimşek, Prof. Dr. Nilüfer Akıncıtürk

Abstract
Function, aesthetics, strength, durability and economic criteria are kept at the forefront in building design. But when fire safety is concerned, due to not enough understanding of the seriousness of fire safety and lack of sufficient knowledge of architects and engineer, provisions of regulation cannot reflect to building design. How the measures architects and engineers take on the hospitals such as required special fire safety measures and regulations and what level at which they apply regulations is one of the objectives of the study. In addition, intended to be implemented through the clinical portion of the building by identification of problems that arose in the history of fire, is the purpose of the study. Deficiencies of clinics have been identified in in two stages. In the first stage determined that the hospital is appropriate to the fire regulations or not. In the second stage interviews had been made with serving staff, doctor, nurse, hospital management, patient and their relatives about recent hospital fire to determinate the defiance and proposals have been in light of the obtained information. Application this is made believed to be an example to other hospitals in the process to ensure the fire safety of the clinic.

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