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Wind Disasters: A Comprehensive Review of Current Management Strategies
International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
  • Raffaele Marchigiani
  • Stephanie Gordy
  • James Cipolla
  • Raeanna C. Adams
  • David C. Evans
  • Christy Stehly
  • Sagar Galwankar
  • Sarah Russell
  • Alan P. Marco, Wright State University
  • Nicholas Kman
  • Sanjeev Bhoi
  • Stanislaw P. Stawicki
  • Thomas J. Papadimos
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract
Wind disasters are responsible for tremendous physical destruction, injury, loss of life and economic damage. In this review, we discuss disaster preparedness and effective medical response to wind disasters. The epidemiology of disease and injury patterns observed in the early and late phases of wind disasters are reviewed. The authors highlight the importance of advance planning and adequate preparation as well as prompt and well-organized response to potential damage involving healthcare infrastructure and the associated consequences to the medical response system. Ways to minimize both the extent of infrastructure damage and its effects on the healthcare system are discussed, focusing on lessons learned from recent major wind disasters around the globe. Finally, aspects of healthcare delivery in disaster zones are reviewed.
DOI
10.4103/2229-5151.114273
Citation Information
Raffaele Marchigiani, Stephanie Gordy, James Cipolla, Raeanna C. Adams, et al.. "Wind Disasters: A Comprehensive Review of Current Management Strategies" International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science Vol. 3 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 130 - 142 ISSN: 22295151
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_marco/14/