Development of a state medical surge plan, part II: components of a medical surge plan.
Moser-R Jr.; Connelly-C; Baker-L; Barton-R; Buttrey-J; Morris-S; Saffle-J; Whitney-JR
Disaster Manag Response 2006 Jan/Mar; 4(1):19-24
In 2003, the Utah State Department of Health received funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a medical surge plan to increase the number of available hospital beds in the state by 1250 beds, including 125 beds for burn or critical trauma patients. A prior article discussed the planning procedures and process. This article describes the major components of the plan, including analysis of threats, direction and control, activation and system response; communications; and critical issues.
Disaster-planning; Emergency-response; Emergency-treatment; Emergency-equipment; Health-care-facilities; Health-care-personnel; Management-personnel; Biological-warfare-agents; Biological-weapons; Health-services; Medical-care
Royce Moser, Jr, MD, MPH, University of Utah, 391 Chipeta Way, Suite C, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Disaster Management & Response
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah