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[The role of patient flow and surge capacity for in-hospital response in mass casualty events].

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Anasthesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie : AINS
1439-1074
Publication Date
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
232–235
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1070975
PMID: 18350477
Source
Medline

Abstract

Mass casualty events make demands on emergency services and disaster control. However, optimized in- hospital response defines the quality of definitive care. Therefore, German federal law governs the role of hospitals in mass casualty incidents. In hospital casualty surge is depending on resources that have to be expanded with a practicable alarm plan. Thus, in-hospital mass casualty management planning is recommended to be organized by specialized persons. To minimise inhospital patient overflow casualty surge principles have to be implemented in both, pre-hospital and in-hospital disaster planning. World soccer championship 2006 facilitated the initiation of surge and damage control principles in in-hospital disaster planning strategies for German hospitals. The presented concept of strict control of in-hospital patient flow using surge principles minimises the risk of in-hospital breakdown and increases definitive hospital treatment capacity in mass casualty incidents.

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