Managing Multiple-Casualty Incidents A Rural Medical Preparedness Training Assessment
Glow, S., Colucci, V., Allington, D., et al. (2013). Managing Multiple-Casualty Incidents: A Rural Medical Preparedness Training Assessment. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 28(4):334-41.
The authors developed a novel training model for using mass-casualty incident (MCI) scenarios that trained hospital and prehospital staff together during a 1-day training that included pre- and post-tests, 2 hour-long functional exercises, and 4 distinct, hour-long didactic instructional periods. Improvements were observed in post-test scores for all disciplines, and the authors advocate that disaster training be provided “with all disciplines represented to eliminate training ‘silos,’ to allow for discussion of overlapping jurisdictional or organizational responsibilities, and to facilitate team building.”