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Preparing the ICU for a Mass Casualty Event: a Post 9-11 Perspective

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Air date: Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 3:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 100 * This only includes stats from October 2011 and forward.
Category: Special
Runtime: 01:25:20
Description: Drs. Cushman and Roccaforte were working together at Bellevue Hospital in downtown Manhattan on the morning of the 9/11 attack. They will discuss that experience and its effect on their thinking about how hospital intensive care units should prepare for mass casualty events. Their studies indicate that the medical response to mass casualty events requires a knowledge of the common or most likely causes of mass casualty patient loads; the patterns of injury and timing of presentation for these mechanisms; a strong reliance on pre-event preparation and drill; and a strategy for implementing surge capacity and transitioning to mass casualty triage if necessary. This combined presentation will discuss these issues as they pertain especially to acute care hospitalization and intensive care in a mass casualty response.
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NLM Title: Preparing the ICU for a mass casualty event : a post-9/11 perspective (or two) / James G. Cushman. Disaster preparedness for definitive care areas / J. David Roccaforte.
Author: Cushman, James G.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Subjects: Disaster Planning--organization & administration
Emergency Medical Services
Intensive Care Units--organization & administration
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: WX 218
NLM ID: 101289604
CIT Live ID: 4794
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