Bringing order out of chaos: effective strategies for medical response to mass chemical exposure.

@article{Kirk2007BringingOO,
  title={Bringing order out of chaos: effective strategies for medical response to mass chemical exposure.},
  author={Mark A. Kirk and Michael L. Deaton},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={527-48; abstract xi}
}
An accident or a deliberate terrorism attack releasing hazardous chemicals will create chaos, confusion, and seeming unpredictability that complicates the emergency response. Clinicians are challenged to urgently treat patients needing care, even before a chemical is confirmed. Emergency response planning that focuses on preparing for predictable challenges to the health care system and applies basic toxicologic principles to clinical decision-making can bring a sense of order to the chaos and… CONTINUE READING