April 22, 2019

Imagining the unimaginable: Preparing for mass casualty

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission require healthcare facilities to have policies and protocols in place for emergency situations and to hold regular practice drills. With natural disasters like hurricanes, floods, or fires, often there is at least some warning—some amount of time to prepare—before normal operations are disrupted. But what about a mass casualty event that demands urgent care for multiple patients all at once?

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