Denver Health. (2007). Project XTREME: Model for Health Professionals' Cross-Training for Mass Casualty Respiratory Needs. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This document describes a project to cross-train non-respiratory therapists to provide basic respiratory care and ventilator management to provide surge staffing capacity during mass casualty incidents. The authors reviewed the literature and legal and regulatory requirements, identified competencies, developed a curriculum, pilot tested the training, conducted exercises, and provided recommendations.