Disaster Preparedness in Emergency Medical Service Agencies A Systematic Review
Beyramijam, M., Farrokhi, M., Ebadi, A., et al. (2021). Disaster Preparedness in Emergency Medical Service Agencies: A Systematic Review. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 10:258.
The authors reviewed seven articles to understand the most important aspects of emergency medical services (EMS) preparedness and found them to include surge capacity, planning, communication, training, policymaking, and an early warning system. The authors conclude that EMS systems around the world, including in the U.S., are underprepared. Their findings can be incorporated into lessons and plans by EMS trainers and administrators.