EVAC Evacuation of Vulnerable and Critical Pediatric Patients for Nurses
Thomas, A., Gray, M., Burns, B., et al. (2020). EVAC: Evacuation of Vulnerable and Critical Pediatric Patients for Nurses. Cureus. 12(5).
Newborns requiring care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are vulnerable during disasters, and so can be challenging to manage during an emergency evacuation. The authors simulated evacuation of a critically ill newborn by a nurse after an earthquake, the results of which are discussed here. The article includes the checklist used and tables showing simulation setup, initial patient presentation, scenario progression, and participant evaluations of the exercise.