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Disaster Planning for Pediatrics

Branson, R.D. (2011). Disaster Planning for Pediatrics. Respiratory Care. 56(9):1457-63.

The author discusses issues related to pediatric needs; the medical system's shortcomings in caring for children; and recommendations of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He also reviews anatomic and physiologic characteristics that make children more susceptible to the consequences of disasters, and shares information on performance of Strategic National Stockpile ventilators in pediatric use.
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