Civilian hospital role in mass casualty event (MCE)

A. Khoury, Michael Halberthal, Gila Hymes, Liora Utitz, Shimon M. Reisner, Rami Mosheiff, Meir Liebergal

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The potential for MCEs to occur at any time and any place necessitates the need for medical systems to develop and have the capabilities to withstand such an event. In this respect an MCE can be compared with an “ambush” as they can strike when least expected and are diffi cult to prepare for. Thus, a response system should be similar to that of a trained soldier-automatic and based on preestablished and drilled practices. Hence, there is a crucial need for continued preparedness, including standing orders and repeated exercises [1].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrthopedics in Disasters
Subtitle of host publicationOrthopedic Injuries in Natural Disasters and Mass Casualty Events
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783662489505
ISBN (Print)9783662489482
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


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