Key points in mass-casualty disaster planning

March 24, 2017

Many facilities are not prepared for a mass casualty incident, despite having an emergency preparedness pan, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

Hospitals may miss three important points when developing emergency preparedness plans, the article said.

• There must be a plan in place for heightened security

• Victims may require a complex surgical plan, so have a strategy for rounding up needed staff

• Ensure that a large blood bank is available

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