Partnered disaster preparedness: lessons learned from international events.
Military, governmental, and civilian agencies routinely respond to disasters around the world, including large-scale mass casualty events such as the earthquake in Pakistan in 2005, Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005, and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Potential exists for improved coordination of medical response between civilian and military sectors and for the creation of a planned and practiced interface. Disaster preparedness could be enhanced with more robust disaster education for civilian responders; creation of a database of precredentialed, precertified medical specialists; implementation of a communication bridge; and the establishment of agreements between military and civilian medical/surgical groups in advance of major catastrophic events.
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Born, C. T., Cullison, T. R., Dean, J. A., Hayda, R. A., McSwain, N., Riddles, L. M., & Shimkus, A. J. (2011). Partnered disaster preparedness: lessons learned from international events. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 19 Suppl 1, S44–S48. https://doi.org/10.5435/00124635-201102001-00010
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine