Mass Casualty Shootings and Emergency Preparedness A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Unpredictable Event
Melmer. P., Carlin, M., Castater, C., et al. (2019). Mass Casualty Shootings and Emergency Preparedness: A Multidisciplinary Approach for an Unpredictable Event. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 12: 1013-1021.
The authors review mass casualty shootings in the U.S. and abroad and emphasize the value of multi-disciplinary teams (MDT) in incident response and the delivery of life-saving care. They also highlight the importance of blood bank preparedness, incorporating lessons learned into plans, simulation exercises, and the “Stop the Bleed” campaign in MDT preparedness and response efforts.