Emergency response and employee health ultimately boils down to a paradoxical paradigm: “Know what you don’t know,” says Cathy Floyd, MS, BSN, RN, DPA, COHN-S, regional manager of occupational health at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston.
HHS stresses need to preserve healthcare workforce
September 13, 2016
As dealing with natural disasters and emerging infections becomes the new normal for hospitals, CMS will soon issue “all-hazards” emergency regulations that include requirements for protecting and accommodating healthcare workers, Hospital Employee Health has learned.
Man-made disaster directly impacts the emergency department and hospital when a mass casualty situation ensues, and is the focus of this review article. Using contemporary examples and the current literature, what follows is a primer on the causes, injury patterns, resource utilization, triage, and preparation for man-made mass casualty events.