Clinical review: SARS – lessons in disaster management

  title={Clinical review: SARS – lessons in disaster management},
  author={Laura A Hawryluck and Stephen E. Lapinsky and Thomas E. Stewart},
  journal={Critical Care},
  pages={384 - 389}
Disaster management plans have traditionally been required to manage major traumatic events that create a large number of victims. Infectious diseases, whether they be natural (e.g. SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] and influenza) or the result of bioterrorism, have the potential to create a large influx of critically ill into our already strained hospital systems. With proper planning, hospitals, health care workers and our health care systems can be better prepared to deal with such an… CONTINUE READING
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