TITLE

Multi-casualty incidents require mass coordination

AUTHOR(S)
Evans, Bruce
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Argues that the forecasted increase in multiple-victim incidents means that fire chiefs in the U.S. must immediately prepare and organize their emergency management service (EMS) resources. Problems affecting delivery of patient care during a multi-casualty incident; Development of a predefined response matrix for medical incidents; Organization of task forces and strike teams.
ACCESSION #
11473253

 

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