Disaster Planning for a Surgical Surge When Mass Trauma Threatens to Overwhelm Your Operating Rooms
Kelley, K., Toscano, N., Gestring, M., et al. (2023). Disaster Planning for a Surgical Surge: When Mass Trauma Threatens to Overwhelm Your Operating Rooms. Trauma Surgery & Acute Care Open. 8. .
The authors encourage hospitals to develop emergency plans to help staff prepare for conducting multiple surgeries simultaneously post-incident. They list specific plan components (e.g., activation criteria, communication, space, staffing, and supplies) and suggest key stakeholders from both the surgery and anesthesia departments and operating room be part of the committee responsible for hospital incident command.