Theory development for situational awareness in multi-casualty incidents.

  title={Theory development for situational awareness in multi-casualty incidents.},
  author={Steven Busby and Janet Witucki-Brown},
  journal={Journal of emergency nursing: JEN : official publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association},
  volume={37 5},
INTRODUCTION Nurses and other field-level providers will be increasingly called on to respond to both natural and manmade situations that involve multiple casualties. Situational Awareness (SA) is necessary for managing these complicated incidents. The purpose of the study was to create new knowledge by discovering the process of SA in multi-casualty incidents (MCI) and develop substantive theory with regard to field-level SA for use by emergency response nurses and other providers. METHODS A… CONTINUE READING