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Title Preparedness and response to a rural mass casualty incident : workshop summary / Kristin Viswanathan, Theresa Wizemann, and Bruce M. Altevogt, rapporteurs ; Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2011]

Subject Mass casualties -- United States -- Congresses.
Emergency medical services -- United States -- Congresses.
Emergency management -- United States -- Congresses.
Disaster medicine -- United States -- Congresses.
Rural health services -- United States -- Congresses.
Mass Casualty Incidents.
Emergency Medical Services.
Disaster Planning.
Rural Health Services.
Alt Name Viswanathan, Kristin.
Wizemann, Theresa M.
Altevogt, Bruce M.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 131 pages) : illustrations, map
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Summary Problems contacting emergency services and delayed assistance are not unusual when incidents occur in rural areas, and the consequences can be devastating, particularly with mass casualty incidents. The IOM's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events held a workshop to examine the current capabilities of emergency response systems and the future opportunities to improve mass casualty response in rural communities.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-90).
Contents Introduction -- Case examples: 2008 Mexican Hat, Utah, incident 2010 and Albert Pike, Arkansas, flood -- 9-1-1 access and communications -- Challenges facing the prehospital system -- Coordination and integration across response platforms -- Establishing metrics to assess risk and capabilities -- Improving rural mass casualty response in the United States -- Needs and opportunities.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309177184 (electronic bk.)
0309177189 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613081582
OCLC # 729630238
Additional Format Print version: Preparedness and response to a rural mass casualty incident. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2011 0309177170 (OCoLC)705518870