" Complacency and lack of preparation are major barriers to an effective disaster response. " Leadership assignments and departmental organization for a response should be outlined in advance. " Response rehearsal and after-action reviews allow for thoughtful change to a response plan. " Hospital disaster alert notification systems should be standardized and should be understood. " Communication systems used in a disaster should have redundancy. " A department's response plan must be integrated into the overall hospital plan. " Large casualty volumes require appropriate triage and resource allocation. " Response provider emotional and health support is an important consideration.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine