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J Intensive Care Med. 2012 Feb;27(1):3-10. doi: 10.1177/0885066610393639. Epub 2011 Jan 10.

Critical care management of major disasters: a practical guide to disaster preparation in the intensive care unit.

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Department of Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA 98431, USA. shawn.corcoran@us.army.mil

Abstract

Recent events and regulatory mandates have underlined the importance of medical planning and preparedness for catastrophic events. The purpose of this review is to provide a brief summary of current commonly identified threats, an overview of mass critical care management, and a discussion of resource allocation to provide the intensive care unit (ICU) director with a practical guide to help prepare and coordinate the activities of the multidisciplinary critical care team in the event of a disaster.

PMID:
21220272
DOI:
10.1177/0885066610393639
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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