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Surge Capacity Logistics: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement
CHEST (2014)
  • Dan Hanfling, Inova Health System
Abstract
Successful management of a pandemic or disaster requires implementation of preexisting plans to minimize loss of life and maintain control. Managing the expected surges in intensive care capacity requires strategic planning from a systems perspective and includes focused intensive care abilities and requirements as well as all individuals and organizations involved in hospital and regional planning. The suggestions in this article are important for all involved in a large-scale disaster or pandemic, including front-line clinicians, hospital administrators, and public health or government officials. Specifically, this article focuses on surge logistics—those elements that provide the capability to deliver mass critical care.
Keywords
  • critical care,
  • pandemics,
  • surge capacity
Publication Date
October, 2014
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.14-0734
Citation Information
Dan Hanfling. "Surge Capacity Logistics: Care of the Critically Ill and Injured During Pandemics and Disasters: CHEST Consensus Statement" CHEST Vol. 146 Iss. 4 (2014) p. e17S - e43S
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dan_hanfling/92/