Mass Casualty Evacuation and Patient Movement
McGovern, J. and Bogucki, S.. (2015). Mass Casualty Evacuation and Patient Movement. Emergency Medical Services: Clinical Practice and Systems Oversight, Clinical Aspects of EMS, Second Edition.
The author provides an overview of the planning and activation steps in a catastrophic scenario requiring mass evacuation that overwhelms local and state resources. The chapter has several sections: Planning Cycle (which examines planning for various types of threats); Characteristics of the Area (which encourages planners to consider demographics and structural integrity of healthcare facilities); Estimating Requirements for Medical Evacuation; Planning; Execution; Patient Evacuation from Medical Facilities; and Patient Evacuation Using the National Disaster Medical System.