'Just send them all to a burn centre': managing burn resources in a mass casualty incident.

@article{Conlon2011JustST,
  title={'Just send them all to a burn centre': managing burn resources in a mass casualty incident.},
  author={Kathe M. Conlon and Shawn Martin},
  journal={Journal of business continuity & emergency planning},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={
          150-60
        }
}
Burn experts estimate that 20-30 per cent of injuries from mass casualty events result in serious burns, many requiring specialised care only available at burn centres. Yet, in the USA there are less then 1,850 burn beds available to provide such a level and quality of care. To address this concern, burn centres are beginning to put into practice new mass casualty triage and transport guidelines that must coordinate with local, regional and federal response plans, while still adhering to an… CONTINUE READING

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