Definitive care for the critically ill during a disaster: current capabilities and limitations: from a Task Force for Mass Critical Care summit meeting, January 26-27, 2007, Chicago, IL.

@article{Christian2008DefinitiveCF,
  title={Definitive care for the critically ill during a disaster: current capabilities and limitations: from a Task Force for Mass Critical Care summit meeting, January 26-27, 2007, Chicago, IL.},
  author={Michael David Christian and Asha V. Devereaux and Jeffrey R. Dichter and James A. Geiling and Lewis Rubinson},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2008},
  volume={133 5 Suppl},
  pages={8S-17S}
}
In the twentieth century, rarely have mass casualty events yielded hundreds or thousands of critically ill patients requiring definitive critical care. However, future catastrophic natural disasters, epidemics or pandemics, nuclear device detonations, or large chemical exposures may change usual disaster epidemiology and require a large critical care response. This article reviews the existing state of emergency preparedness for mass critical illness and presents an analysis of limitations to… CONTINUE READING

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