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Disaster Planning: The Basics of Creating a Burn Mass Casualty Disaster Plan for a Burn Center

Kearns, R.D., Conlon, K.M., Valenta, A.L., et al. (2014). Disaster Planning: The Basics of Creating a Burn Mass Casualty Disaster Plan for a Burn Center. (Abstract only.) Journal of Burn Care Research.  35(1):e1-e13.

This article discusses the place of burn centers within the overall local and state disaster response plans, and provides guidance on the priorities for a burn surge plan, which are: coordination, communication, triage, plan activation (trigger point), surge, and regional capacity. The authors advocate for regular plan exercising and emphasize the need for coordination with governmental authorities and other burn centers in the area.
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