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Study highlights need to integrate critical care-specific needs into disaster response planning – News-Medical.net

Natural disasters, terrorism attacks, mass shootings and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of disaster response planning throughout the healthcare…

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Natural disasters, terrorism attacks, mass shootings and the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of disaster response planning throughout the healthcare system.
Disaster drills often focus on the immediate aftermath of an incident, such as managing the initial triage and patient surge in the emergency department and testing the hospital incident command system. However, a disaster also may require critical care capacity to expand in a rapid and sustained fashion.
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