Kearns, R.D., Cairns, B.A., Hickerson, W.L., and Holmes, J.H. 4th. (2014). ABA Southern Region Burn Disaster Plan: The Process of Creating and Experience with the ABA Southern Region Burn Disaster Plan. (Abstract only.) Journal of Burn Care Research. 35(1):e43-8.
This article discusses the creation of the ABA Southern Region Burn disaster plan developed in 2006 in response to a regional disaster and has been refined through exercises, modeling, and actual events. The authors emphasize the need to build relationships and collaborations in the pre-event setting to ensure the success of any emergency plan, and include information on elements that should be included in all burn plans.