Disaster Preparedness and Response for the Burn Mass Casualty Incident in the Twenty-first Century

Randy D. Kearns, David E. Marcozzi, Noran Barry, Lewis Rubinson, Charles Scott Hultman, Preston B. Rich

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Abstract

The effective and efficient coordination of emergent patient care at the point of injury followed by the systematic resource-based triage of casualties are the most critical factors that influence patient outcomes after mass casualty incidents (MCIs). The effectiveness and appropriateness of implemented actions are largely determined by the extent and efficacy of the planning and preparation that occur before the MCI. The goal of this work was to define the essential efforts related to planning, preparation, and execution of acute and subacute medical care for disaster burn casualties. This type of MCI is frequently referred to as a burn MCI.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-449
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • Burn injury
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Mass casualty incident
  • Surge capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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