Document: 18093
Title: Mass casualty management systems
Author: World Health Organization (WHO)
Source: Geneva; World Health Organization (WHO); Apr. 2007. 34p
Keywords: ATENCION DE HERIDOS EN MASA. VICTIMAS DE DESASTRES. ATENCION DE DESASTRES (EMERGENCIAS)



 
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Content Acknowledgements
Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms
A note to readers
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  Preamble: mass casualty management planning concept within the wider health sector emergency management
 
  Introduction:
- Scope and purpose of these Guidelines
- Why preparedness is a growing priority
- WHO policy on emergency preparedness
- Guiding principles
 
  Mass casualty management: a key component of national emergency system:
- A complex partnership
- The Ministry of Health: a leading partner
 
  Planning for mass casualty management at national level:
- Establishing a baseline
- Hazard analysis and risk assessment
- Developing a National Mass Casualty
- Management Plan
- Training guidelines and standards
- Monitoring, surveillance and early warning
- Financial and material resources
 
  Provincial or state (intermediate) level  
  Community and local government level:
- Planning and organization
- A “culture” of community preparedness
- Managing mass fatalities
- Communications planning
 
  Health care facility level:
- Planning
- Emergency and trauma care systems
- Training and exercises
- Communications
 
  Glossary of terms  
  Sources of information  
  List of Participants