Disaster management response guidelines for departments of orthopaedic surgery

Christopher Born, Christiaan Mamczak, Eric Pagenkopf, Mark McAndrew, Mark Richardson, David Teague, Philip R Wolinsky, Keith Monchik

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" 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere1
JournalJBJS Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 5 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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