Preparation_for_Mass_Casualty_Incidents-Mock

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PREPARATION FOR MASS CASUALTY INCIDENTS Focus on: Mass Casualty Incidents (mechanical trauma) Focus on: Hospital Setting I. Definitions II. Hospital Disaster Plans - Triage III. Pitfalls IV. St. Vincent’s NYC Example I. Definitions: Disaster: an event that overwhelms the ability of a community, state, or country to meet the medical needs of its victims. Phases of Emergency Management: Mitigation – vulnerability assessment Preparedness Response Recovery Medical Assistance Chain: Medical Rescue Capacity - casualties processed per hour on scene. Medical Transport Capacity Hospital Treatment Capacity # patients treated per hour per 100 beds Day-to-day: 0.5-1 Surge capacity: 2-3 (with adequate preparation). Page 1
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II. Hospital Disaster (Contingency) Plans. “The experience taught us the value of a well-designed disaster contingency plan.” Feeney et al, September 11, 2001: A test of preparedness and spirit. Bull ACS, May 2002. Hospital Plans: Required by JCAHO. Drills required. 1. Mass Casualty Management Committee Medical Administration Hospital Administration Emergency Department Surgery Nursing 2. Control room 3. Emergency and triage areas 4. Reserve essential drugs and emergency supplies 5. Internal and external communication 6. Alternate sources of waste and electricity. 7. Network with other institutions a. Monitoring operating capacity of other hospitals. 8. Plans linked with regional emergency plan a. King County; WA state Details of plan itself: 1. Who can activate (Medical superintendent) 2. Who to call (switchboard) – Figure 1. Page 2
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Page 3 Notification of External Disaster ED Medical Director and/or ED Charge Nurse ED Disaster Control Officer Administrator-on-Call (e.g. Nursing Supervisor) ED Medical Control Officer Chief Operating Officer Chief Executive Officer Medical Director Assistant Administrators and applicable Department Directors & Managers Associate Administrator (Requests deactivation of Code Delta) 3.2 Switchboard Operator Operator overhead pages “Code delta--# (Casualties)” & All Clear Patient Placement RN (business hours) or
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