Mass Casualty Evacuation and Patient Movement

McGovern, J. (2015). Mass Casualty Evacuation and Patient Movement. (Abstract only.) The Federal Response to Health and Medical Disasters, Chapter 9.
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 threat); 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.
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