Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Barfield, W. and Krug, S. (2017). Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Pediatrics. 139(5):e20170507.
The authors discuss lessons learned from recent disasters that have affected neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and then share how mass critical care concepts (e.g., drills, training, and personnel) can be applied to the NICU. They also highlight characteristics of the NICU population, and cover ethical issues related to surge capacity, evacuation, triage, and transport.