Pediatric Ventilation in a Disaster Clinical and Ethical Decision Making

Ytzhak, A., Sagi, R., Bader, T., et al. (2012). Pediatric Ventilation in a Disaster: Clinical and Ethical Decision Making. (Abstract only.) Critical Care Medicine. 40(2).
After the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, medical staff from the Israeli Defense Forces Medical Corps field hospital responded and was the only facility that had the capability to ventilate children and neonates during the first week after the disaster. The authors provide an overview of five case studies and the decision-making processes they went through using a tool developed for ventilator allocation during an influenza pandemic.
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