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Preparedness and response to a rural mass casualty incident [electronic resource] : workshop summary /
Kristin Viswanathan, Theresa Wizemann, and Bruce M. Altevogt, rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
description
xii, 131 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0309177170 (pbk.), 9780309177177 (pbk.)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011.
isbn
0309177170 (pbk.)
9780309177177 (pbk.)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- Case examples: 2008 Mexican Hat, Utah, incident 2010 and Albert Pike, Arkansas, flood -- 9-1-1 access and communications -- Challenges facing the prehospital system -- Coordination and integration across response platforms -- Establishing metrics to assess risk and capabilities -- Improving rural mass casualty response in the United States -- Needs and opportunities.
abstract
Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.
catalogue key
9080247
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90).
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Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.

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