Surge Capacity Logistics Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters CHEST Consensus Statement
Einav, S., Hick, J., Hanfling, D., et al. (2014). Surge Capacity Logistics: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement. Chest. 146(4_supplement):e17S–e43S.
The authors list 22 suggestions specific to surge capacity and mass critical care under the following topics: stockpiling of equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals; staff preparation and organization; patient flow and distribution; deployable critical care services; and using transportation assets to support surge response. The document includes supply and equipment lists (Tables 3, 4, 5, and 6) and staffing recommendations that may help inform a hospital’s COVID-19 response.
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