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Preparedness and response to a rural mass casualty incident : 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
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RA645.5 .P7367 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Mass casualties -- United States -- Congresses
Emergency medical services -- United States -- Congresses
Emergency management -- United States -- Congresses
Disaster medicine -- United States -- Congresses
Rural health services -- United States -- Congresses
Physical Description xii, 131 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Summary 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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-90)
Also available in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page
Contents 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
Alternate Author Viswanathan, Kristin
Wizemann, Theresa M
Altevogt, Bruce M
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events
National Academies Press (U.S.)

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